Dezeen has teamed up with The Mills Fabrica to livestream a series of talks presenting future-facing climate solutions using crafts during London Craft Week. You can watch the event here from 9:30am London time.
Called Planet-Saving Innovations, the one-day event will feature a programme of keynotes, panels and talks where industry leaders will explore the role of crafts and design in mitigating the effects of climate change.
Manel Torres, inventor of the technology behind the Coperni spray-on dress, is a speaker. Photo is courtesy of Coperni
The event features presentations from leaders in sustainable fashion, including Manel Torres, who invented the technology behind the viral spray-on Coperni dress modelled by Bella Hadid at Paris Fashion Week in 2022.
Other speakers include sustainable business specialist Hannah Carey from Farfetch; Lauren Bartley, sustainability director at Ganni; and Louisa Tholstrup from the Earthshot Prize, an annual awards programme founded by David Attenborough and Prince William.
The talks will explore innovations in craft that mitigate the impact of climate change
The event is hosted by The Mills Fabrica, an innovation platform created to support tech and lifestyle companies in adopting more sustainable approaches.
The discussion will take place at The Mills Fabrica’s London concept store named Fabrica X, which features a selection of innovative fashion tech products and sustainable designs.
The event will take place at The Mills Fabrica in King’s Cross
Fabrica X will also host an exhibition on biomaterials highlighting heritage techniques as well as new forms of craftsmanship created by scientists and biodesigners.
A series of workshops will also take place in the venue, including screen-printing sessions using bacterial dyeing technology, as well as bio-embellishment and embroidery workshops creating sequins from seaweed.
The series of talks take place as part of London Craft Week
The event takes place as part of London Craft Week, which brings together creatives in a citywide programme of talks, exhibitions, product launches and immersive experiences celebrating craft.
London Craft Week takes place from 8–14 May 2023. See Dezeen Events Guide for an up-to-date list of architecture and design events taking place around the world.
This article was written as part of a partnership with The Mills Fabrica. Find out more about our partnership content here.
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