Sep 5, 2017

Sustainable Fashion in a Circular Economy - Seminar 11.10.2017

Aalto University, School of Arts, Design and Architecture, 
Fashion/Textile FUTURES Research Group.
The Aalto University is organizing a one-day interdisciplinary seminar aiming to open new views into sustainable fashion in the circular economy context. New perspectives will be provided, how to see circularity as a design and business asset based on systems thinking in the sustainable development context. Furthermore existing business examples will be provided. International experts will provide the newest knowledge from design for circular economy and how to use this knowledge in the fashion and textile sector. The seminar will consist of presentations, a poster session, an exhibition and networking event.
Welcome to participate and construct a network of researchers, designers, practitioners and PhD students from different disciplines around fashion in a circular economy. 
Professor Kirsi Niinimäki, Aalto University, Finland:
Sustainable Fashion in a Circular Economy; a Need for Systemic Change.
Professor Cosette Armstrong, Oklahoma State University, USA:
Digital Collaborative Clothing Consumption and the Circular Economy: A Research Agenda.
Professor Ulla Ræbild, Design School Kolding, Denmark;
How to design garments for a subscription service?
Research Associate Sara Han, Manchester Fashion Institute, UK:
Circular Economy Fashion Strategies
Chairman Rolf Heimann, Hessnatur Foundation, Germany:
Sustainability as a value driver.
Founder and Director Ruari Mahon, Loughlin Joseph, USA:
Promoting Circular Economy Practices through Consumer Engagement.
Fashion Designer Ina Budde, Design for Circularity, Germany:
Design for Circularity - Product and System Innovation for a circular future of fashion.
Lecturer Claudia Henninger, University of Manchester, UK:
Sharing is caring… or so they say – Exploring the role of ownership and its implications for swapping in the fashion industry.
CEO Ann Runnel, Reserve Resources:
The Undiscovered Business Potential of Production Leftovers within Global Fashion Supply Chains: Creating a Digitally Enhanced Circular Economy.   
11th of October 2017

Aalto University, Hämeentie 135C, Helsinki, Finland
9-17, +networking event and exhibition 17-20
Last Booking Date for this Event
20th of September 2017 through link 
The seminar is free of charge, but no show will be billed with 95€
More information
The Sustainable Fashion Doctoral Colloquium provides doctoral students the opportunity to present their work to senior faculty and engage with one another in a setting that is relatively informal but that allows for the fullest of intellectual exchanges. Students receive feedback on their research from Professor Cosette Armstrong, Professor Ulla Ræbild, Lecturer Claudia Henninger, Professor Kirsi Niinimäki and student peers.
Applications to participate in the Doctoral Colloquium are encouraged from doctoral students in the sustainable fashion field. We are seeking broad representation under topic sustainable fashion. Possible topics include, but are not limited:
1.      Design for longevity
2.      Design for services
3.      Design for re-use in manufacture
4.      Design for material recovery
Date: 12/10/2017
Location: Aalto University, Hämeentie 135C, Helsinki, Finland
To apply for Doctoral Colloquium
Submit by 16th of September to 
–       A research summary of your work (1000 words)
–       A brief description of your research stage
–       Your name
–       Affiliation/University
–       Email
–       Phone number
(Notification of acceptance by 20rd of September. Places are limited.)

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