Implementing Circular Design Practices
Designer, maker and biotech innovator Aurélie Fontan joins us to impart wisdom on how to implement circular design practices in your fashion business. Learn about what circularity looks like now for fashion, and speculatively what it could be in the future. Address considerations including materials, sourcing and manufacture, and if there should be special considerations depending on your product category.
Aurélie also introduces Mykkö, a lab-grown mycelium leather that supports local regenerative systems, and low impact slow production methods.
The guidance given here is practical and grounded in experience, so you can take it away already and implement it into your existing or startup business.
In this Lesson you will learn:
- About Aurélie Fontan and her RTW line Osmose
- What circular systems look like for fashion and textiles
- Some circular design techniques that you can implement immediately
- Considerations for choosing materials for circularity
- How circularity looks across different product categories
- About Mykkö mycelium leather and using biomaterials
- Advice for established and start up fashion brands implementing circularity
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Understanding Biodesign, Biomaterials and Biodegradabilitywith Cassie Quinn
This 17 minute lesson helps you understand what biodesign, biomaterials and biodegradability mean, under the umbrella of regenerative textiles. Cassie Quinn is a designer, maker and researcher under self-founded consultancy and studio CQ Studio. Cassie joins us to impart wisdom and clear up some complex terminology that is frankly bandied about within all industries as a marketing point for sustainability. But how can you actually utilise biomaterials and biodesign for a product that is supposed to last many years, for instance shoes, accessories or soft furnishings? Or what and how should you design if you want your materials to biodegrade quickly, such as with certain fast fashion items?
This is an illuminating Lesson that will debunk terms, give practical guidance on using biomaterials, and raise awareness on how they fit into current (and future) systems.