Forres workshop to explore sustainability in the textile industry
Our researchers are hosting a special workshop in Moray on Friday, looking at the development of the circular economy.
The event – Water and Textile Interdependency in the Circular Economy – brings together a range of experts for a day of panels and workshops. There are still places available – you can register here.
In a circular economy, resources are used and re-used for as long as possible.
Dr Isabella Guerrini de Claire, of Aurora Sustainability, said: “In the sessions we will discuss what it will take to remove barriers, create incentives and unlock global sustainable growth within the textile and materials industry, while reducing or purifying water consumption.
“The businesses that will prosper, in a future of scarce resources, are the ones who master to distinguish between competitive, collaborative and systems innovation. This is key to drive growth, share risk, increase resource efficiency and become more sustainable.”
Among the guest speakers at the Friday event are Diane Duncan, Head of Low Carbon at HIE; Fleur Ruckley, Project Director of Scotland’s 2020 Climate Group; and Lindsay Green, of Scottish Environmental Protection Agency.
The morning session includes a series of panels, while in the afternoon there will be a practical workshop involving a circular economy business toolkit for the textile industry – created by Aurora and GSA.
It builds on the Re-Mantle and Make project, which challenged designers to make a circular collar using surplus material donated by local companies. You can read more about Re-Mantle on our blogs or on the project website.
For more information on Friday’s event, visit www.eventbrite.co.uk
Tags: Aurora Sustainability, circular economy, Dr Isabella Guerrini de Claire, Dr Paul Smith, Highlands and Islands Enterprise, Horizon Scotland, Re-Mantle and Make
This post was written by InDI