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Make Fashion Circular Workshops

How might we use circular design principles to innovate the way we produce, use and access everyday clothing items? 

Join us for a hands-on workshop that will allow you to explore fashion in a circular economy.

Around 300,000 tones of clothing are landfilled or incinerated in the UK ever year; microfibre shedding from clothing is entering our oceans; and cotton is the most pesticide intensive of any crop grown – fashion has many problems.

The concept of a circular economy shows us that to tackle these complex issues we need to move from a model which ‘takes, makes and wastes’ resources to one which is regenerative by design.

In fashion this might mean creating better quality clothing, renting rather than owning and ensuring materials are safe and renewable.

During this workshop you will have the opportunity to:

  • Gain an understanding of circular economy thinking 

  • Learn tools and techniques for applying this to designing for the fashion system

  • Meet and learn from other designers

Apply here for the Make Fashion Circular Workshops


Aug 2020 – Briefs launch online + registration opens

Mon 25 Jan 2021 – Competition opens for submissions via

4 pm GMT, Wed 10 Feb 2021 – Deadline for Early Bird submission at reduced entry fee of £25

4 pm GMT, Wed 10 Mar 2021 – Final deadline for online registration and submission (£35 entry fee)

Mar - May 2021 – Judging (2 stages: shortlisting and interviews with finalists)

June 2021 – Awards Ceremony