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WEAR Sustain presents at FASHION: PARADIGM SHIFT, Brighton, 24th November 2017

You are invited to Fashion: Paradigm Shift
– Exploring the intersection between fashion, technology and sustainability.


Technology is revolutionising the world and the fashion industry is no exception.

This exclusive, one day event will bring together the innovators and designers fusing fashion and technology to create the next generation of textiles. We will imagine a future where clothing is smart and connected, where manufacturing methods have been updated for the 21st century, and where textiles are made from innovative and sustainable materials that can be easily recycled.

Earlier in the day, the Future Fashion Project has collaborated with the Revival Collective to bring the public a fun morning of creative workshops to kick off Greenpeace’s MAKE SMTHNG Week. The workshops follow the themes of Create, Upcycle and Repair, challenging consumerism with a morning of DIY led by talented local creatives and designers.

The afternoon will be a seminar for businesses:

Featuring presentations from global influencers in the sustainable fashion industry. Speakers will include Carol Rose and Qiulae Wong from Common Objective, Christina Tiran from the Sustainable Angle, plus Rachel Lasebikan and Jacob Skinner from the WEAR Sustain project.

Tickets are extremely limited, please book soon to avoid disappointment.

10am – 1pm: Wake up & Workshop
2pm – 6p,: Collaborate
  • Rachel Lasebikan, WEAR Consortium Partner, will give an introduction to the latest funding Open call. -Find out if WEAR Sustain’s funding could be right for your idea.
  • Jacob Skinner, founder and CEO of Nine Degree Products, and WEAR Sustain Mentor, will give a brief presentation about the work that they have done with WEAR Sustain and why the programme is a great opportunity for people looking to develop wearables with a social impact.

Who’s it for?
Fashion businesses as well as designers, creatives, materials scientists, bio and nanotechnologists across Sussex and the South East.

The Lighthouse, 28 Kensington Street, Brighton BN1 4AJ

10.00 – 18.00 on Friday 24th November 2017

How much?
£10 for the morning workshops, £22 for the afternoon seminar, £30 for the whole day


Blue image with woman: Designer Charlotte Appleby. Photographer Kris Mitchell and Brighton Fashion Week 2011
B&W image with diamonds: Alex Thirlwell and the Future Fashion Project