Launch event for Churchill Fellow's educational resource on circular economy

Author: Lynn Wilson
Launch event for Churchill Fellow's educational resource on circular economy

How to recycle thousands of tonnes of waste textiles each year is the subject of a new educational resource created by Churchill Fellow Lynn Wilson which is being launched at the National Museum of Scotland on Thursday 23rd November.

It is estimated that 350,000 tonnes of used textiles are sent to landfill in the UK every year1. This could be reduced by introducing ‘circular economy’ ideas, in which resources are kept in use for as long as possible, regenerating and repurposing them after their original use has expired. In 2015 Lynn travelled to Japan to research circular economy textile technology, heritage and design practices.

Using the knowledge she gained during her Fellowship, Lynn has created 'Circular Economy Wardrobe', a publication to help people apply the circular economy to the fashion industry, challenging ideas about fashion, design and consumption.

At the launch event, Lynn will discuss the key principles which underpin circular fashion systems, focusing on Scotland’s textile heritage and future technologies.

The launch is from 6.30 - 8pm. Entry is £6 or £5 for members and concessions.

Full details can be found here

'Circular Economy Wardrobe' was produced with support from the British Council.

Read Lynn's Fellowship report

Pictured: kimono exam at Tokyo Fashion Institute, taken during Lynn's Fellowship

1. ‘Valuing our clothes: the cost of UK fashion’, WRAP, July 2017