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Museum Meets: A sustainable future for Manchester - Clothing

30 Apr 2013

The latest in a series of free discussion events for adults will take place on Tuesday, 7 May (6-8pm) at The Manchester Museum.

The Faculty of Life Sciences and The Manchester Museum are hosting a series of discussion events exploring the development of a sustainable future for Manchester.

These events will bring together experts from outside the university and academic researchers to present the pertinent issues, ideas and solutions surrounding transport, clothing, housing, biodiversity and food.

The latest event in the series is:

Tuesday, 7 May (6-8pm): Clothing with Sara Han, Stitched Up

Freelance eco-fashion designer and member of the Stitched Up collective, Sara Han will discuss the waste situation in the UK and how sustainable design solutions can reduce clothing and textile waste. Sara will talk about the work of Stitched Up, a non-profit co-operative that inspires people to create a sustainable wardrobe through up-cycling and stitching.

Also considering the pertinent issues and ideas surrounding clothing and sustainability:

  • Judy Wong, Teaching Fellow in Fashion and Clothing Technology, will be presenting a range of opinions based upon fast fashion and sustainable clothing.



Future events

  • 14 May: Housing with Richard Frankland, Dwelle
  • 21 May: Biodiversity with Matthew Holker, Greater Manchester Ecology Unit
  • 28 May: Food with Pam Warhurst, Incredible Edible