A circular economy is restorative and regenerative by design.

Dame Ellen MacArthur

EVENTS

COMING UP AND WERE YOU THERE?

Coming up

1 Jul – 29 Oct 2023

Beyond the Little Black Dress

Exhibition: National Museum of Scotland

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Panel discussion featuring Dr. Lynn Wilson FRSA

Were you there in 2023?

14:00-16:30, 16 September 2023

National Museum of Scotland

Film Screening: Fashion Reimagined

14th September 2023

Fashion Declares, London

https://fashion-declares.org/

Regenerative Fashion Conference in support of our partnership with Regenerative Textiles Scotland 2024.

31st May 2023

INTRODUCTION TO A CIRCULAR MATERIAL LENS

1 Hour Circular Economy Material Talk

Having just finished a PHD on Cleaning the Loop, focussing on understanding consumer experience within the circular economy, Dr Lynn Wilson explored the pure circular economy philosophy and how this initiated the research into material choice.

30th May 2023 2PM – 3PM

Circular Textiles – INSPIRING SOLUTIONS FOR SCOTLAND’S TEXTILE SECTOR

  • Learn about the Circular Economy and what it means for Scotland’s textiles industry.
  • Hear inspiring stories from businesses like yours, that have introduced circular practices into their business.
  • Discuss the opportunities and challenges.
  • LINK TO FULL WEBINAR INFO 

19th April 2023

FABRIC of SOCIETY EXHIBITION

THEME: Consumer peer to peer learning, clothing longevity and circularity

Audience – everyone

Fabric of Society Exhibition – short 8-10 minute film, professionally produced, which sets out the global macro problem of over clothing consumption and then focuses in on the micro perspective of consumer problems with keeping clothing in use, followed by what other consumers do to keep clothing in use, but then what happens at end of life when you really don’t want/can’t use a garment, where does it go? Film then goes to a textile recycling company and goes through the different ways clothing is reused.

19th April 2023

SCOTTISH PARLIAMENT

THEME: Consumer clothing longevity and circularity for a fairer society working towards carbon net zero 2045

Scottish Parliament Cross Party Group – Circular Economy

60 invited guests

Presentation of a white paper – Consumer Clothing Circularity for Scotland

This paper is aligned to various different Scottish Government strategies and policies and is a call to take consumer clothing acquisition, use and disposal as a series threat to Scotland’s ambition to achieve carbon net zero by 2045, if new consumer systems of clothing reuse and circularity are are not implemented

30th March 2023

Audience: Academic marketing/business ethics text book

Book chapter published that Lynn Wilson writes about clothing poverty and the concept of private sufficiency and public luxury through the concept of clothing circularity

29th March 2023

FOR THE LOVE OF FASHION

For the Love of Fashion | Online event

In conversation:

  • Moderator: Caroline Parkinson, Sector Engagement Manager – Creative Industries, Creative Informatics/Edinburgh Futures Institute
  • Dr Lynn Wilson, Circular Design Scotland Ltd
  • Lynne Craig, Deputy Director, Innovation, Edinburgh Futures Institute,

               Programme Director, Design Informatics MA/MFA

 This event is in collaboration with Edinburgh Futures Institute, Edinburgh University.

23rd March 2023

CLOTHING CIRCULARITY INDUSTRY & POLICY SOLUTIONS EXPLORED

The one-day symposium, Adam Smith Business School (ASBS), the University of Glasgow in collaboration with the British Standards Institute (BSI), hosted by Dr Lynn Wilson and Professor Deirdre Shaw aims to present new research exploring consumer clothing circularity behaviour and industry and policy solutions. This will be followed by an invite-only workshop exploring the development of a suite of sustainable fashion standards, led by BSI. (Invitation only)

The University of Glasgow – venue TBC

22nd  & 23rd March 2023

THEME: FASHION BUSINESS and RESEARCH for a SUSTAINABLE FASHION INDUSTRY

Academia and Business

Audience: Business and Policy led by academia

Design and development of Future of Sustainable Fashion Standards Symposium

Adam Smith Business School, University of Glasgow and the British Standards Institute

70 invited participants across the fashion supply chain

Keynote lecture: Patrick Grant (BBC, British Sewing Bee)

My key participation: presentation of my PhD research, which is consumer focused. I will also moderate an industry panel discussion

March 2023

ONLINE EXHIBITION & LECTURE

Launch of the consumer-co-designed exhibition in collaboration with Adam Smith Business School, University of Glasgow, Scottish Library Information Council. This is a professionally designed online exhibition and in-person road show in libraries throughout Scotland, exploring with consumers clothing use, circulation and textile reuse and valorisation.

Online exhibitions launch and 40-minute lecture by Dr Lynn Wilson.

February 2023

GEORGE MONBIOT

Book chapter ‘Private Sufficiency, Public Luxury in Clothing Circularity’ within “Research Handbook on Ethical Consumption: Contemporary Research in Responsible and Sustainable Consumer Behaviour” which will be published by Edward Elgar Publishing.

Book chapter published, exploring George Monbiot’s concept of ‘private sufficiency, public luxury’, in the context of clothing and the circular economy.

11th February 2023

TOAST

Dr Wilson was a guest panellist, invited by TOAST, to participate in an event at Dovecot studios, discussing consumer behaviour and the practices of clothing longevity through mending.

https://www.whatsoninedinburgh.co.uk/event/114099-make-do-&-mend-with-toast/

https://dovecotstudios.com/whats-on/make-do-mend-with-toast

25th January 2023

UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW PODCAST

Launch of podcast series in collaboration with the University of Glasgow. 

Podcast Host: Dr Lynn Wilson

Podcast 1: Professor Deirdre Shaw & Rob Harrison, Editor and Founder, Ethical Consumer

Podcast 2: Walter Stahel, Circular Economy Expert, Bettina Heller, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

Podcast 3: Professor Linda Price

Podcast 4: Professor Sophie 

Podcast 5: Laura Russell, Satisfashion Personal Styling and Alan Wheeler, CEO, Textile Recycling Association, UK

Podcast 6: Professor Deirdre Shaw, Dr Katherine Duffy

17th January 2023

KALOPSIA

Attending the official opening of the Kalopsia manufacturing site in Dunfermline, opened by the Princess Royal.