January 27, 2012 by renee
The Mayor of London has announced that students in further and higher education have the opportunity to apply for cash awards for their ideas to reduce the use of electricity and fossil fuels in London’s homes and workplaces. A total of £20,000 is available to help turn the best ideas into reality. The prize is open to all students in further and higher education institutions in Greater London.
Students should complete the application form provided, outlining their project idea, budget and providing a strong case for funding. Proposals will be evaluated by a judging panel of experts from industry and academia who will be looking for commercially viable options with the potential for significant carbon reductions and return on investment over a reasonable period of time.
The closing date for submissions is 29th February 2012.
For Full details click here
To download an application form click here
January 26, 2012 by zbeck
As early as 1846, the Vlisco company, based in Helmond, served the West African market with Dutch Wax textiles. From 29 January through 6 May, 2012, the Museum voor ModerneKunst Arnhem will present Six Yards Guaranteed Dutch Design, an exhibition about how Vlisco’s Dutch textiles became a part of various West African cultures and found their way into international fashion, the visual arts, and photography.
The exhibition Six Yards is a tribute to Vlisco textiles: over a hundred years old, born in Indonesia, designed in the Netherlands, loved in Africa, and desired in the West. These colourful fabrics make their way to fashion shows in Paris, the markets in Ghana, and galleries in London and New York.
The exhibition, curated by the Suze May Sho artists’ collective, explores the history of the textiles and their stories, touches on Dutch (post-)colonial history, takes a look at the differences and similarities between Western and non-Western cultures, and sheds light on how visual artists as well as top designers around the world have been inspired by Vlisco’s textiles.
Artists, photographers, and fashion designers include Yinka Shonibare, Kara Walker, Ellen Gallagher, Wangechi Mutu, Fatimah Tuggar, Viviane Sassen, Lucy Orta, Hans Eijkelboom, Seydou Keïta, Andrea Spotorno, Meschac Gaba, Bodys Isek Kingelez, Collectie Arnhem, Harvey Bouterse, Acne, Marga Weimans, Dries van Noten, PetrouMan, Querijn Maurits Ver Huell en Vlisco designers.
- Dates: 29 January 2012, 6 May 2012
- Venue: MMKA museum voor moderne kunst arnhem
- Country: Netherlands
See more of Lucy’s Artwork for the exhibition here
January 24, 2012 by alex
The latest i-Sustain looks at how we can encourage and promote a culture of sharing in fashion, giving garments multiple lives and spreading the enjoyment and usability of good design, see the full photo shoot and read the latest feature here
January 17, 2012 by renee
The Everything Must Go exhibition will open this coming Friday at Bargehouse, Oxo Tower Wharf. The exhibition will display the journeys of worn clothing as it is sold for reuse and recycling across the world. There is also a series of talks available to the public on Saturday 21 January, see the following programme:
11:15-13:00 Alternative Prospects on the Used Clothing Trade (Chaired by Professor Nicky Gregson, Durham University); 14:00-16:00 New Models: Recycling, Upcycling and Closing the Loop (Chaired by Lucy Siegle, Journalist and Broadcaster).
Entrance to the talks will be first come, first served so please arrive promptly to reserve your place. If you would like any more information regarding the programme please contact Lucy Norris at email@example.com
Everything Must Go is open to the public from Friday 20 January – Sunday 22 January, 11-6pm at Bargehouse, Oxo Tower Wharf. Admission is FREE
January 13, 2012 by renee
This is an amazing opportunity any student with sewing or embroidery skills to assist contemporary artist, Annie Morris with her sculptural dress creation for WWF Pandamonium 2, 2012.
Clothepins Dress by Annie Morris for Burberry
Following the success of Pandamonium 1 in 2009, Artwise is once again working with the World Wildlife Fund to host an event, exhibition and book to raise funds and awareness for the charity’s 50th Anniversary. The event held on March 31, will consist of a unique catwalk show of wearable sculpture designed by 25 leading artists, architects and fashion designers including Grayson Perry, Zaha Hadid, Richard Wilson, Idris Khan, Hussein Chalayan and Annie Morris. Following the event, the works will be on public display.
If you would like more information about getting involved in this exciting project please email Dea Vanegan firstname.lastname@example.org
Beautiful Soul have set up a ‘Fabric Archive’, providing the opportunity for young brands, designers and students to purchase leftover fabrics from past seasons with the hopes of reducing waste that comes along with large minimum orders.
Beautiful Soul maintains an environmentally conscious approach to fabric sourcing, so you can see a great range of sustainable fabrics in the ‘Fabric Archive’.
To view and order from the archive click here. Or for more information please email email@example.com
January 11, 2012 by Cath
The fashion industry is well versed in the uses and impact of colour. The community project Colour Your City sets out to transform and enrich urban spaces with colour via fashion and action!
Join in and participate in Colour Your Day on Monday 16th January!
- Wear a colourful outfit all day.
- Step out and bring the colour!
- Take one action to add colour to one of your local spaces.
- Your action could be painting / craft / art / gardening related.
- Get creative and have fun!
JOIN THE MEET UP
@ MADAM CHI COFFEE LOUNGE
187 Upper Street London N1 1RQ (opposite Islington Town Hall)
- Talk colour and community. Would you or your group/organisation/business like to be involved and develop the project in your own way?
- Hear from ethical stylist Lucy Harvey about the use of colour in her work.
- Make something: art / craft work with finger knitting and sign making.
- Show off your outfit!
- Have a nice cuppa, coffee, cake!
Adding colour can help to energise and enhance the urban environment. In doing so it can spark and create new creative possibilities, foster a sense of local pride, improve communication and social cohesion. The project has been created out of participation in the Self Expression and Leadership Programme at Landmark Education.
Brighten up your community (and Monday)!
January 6, 2012 by Cath
Do you Sew Bad? Or need to fine tune your skills?
You can learn to Sew Good with the fashion recycling charity TRAID at monthly workshops held at their Camden store throughout 2012. Just bring along a garment you no longer wear, and TRAID will give you the skills you need to fix, alter and revive your wardrobe. With these simple techniques you can make any vintage find fit perfectly.
The workshops take place the second Thursday of every month between 6pm and 9pm at TRAID Camden, 154 Camden High Road, London NW1 0NE and they are FREE!
Upcoming 2012 workshop dates: 12 January / 9 February / 8 March / 12 April / 10 May / 14 June / 12 July / 9 August / 13 September / 11 October / 8 November / 13 December
Due to Sew Good’s popularity, booking is essential. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to book your place.
January 4, 2012 by Cath
Everything Must Go is an innovative exhibition that follows the journeys of worn clothing as it is sold for reuse and recycling. Produced by Holy Mountain and curated by Clare Patey and Dr Lucy Norris, Everything Must Go is the culmination of the academic research project, Waste of the World. The exhibition challenges comfortable narratives that our waste can be contained, cleaned and endlessly recycled and reclaims waste as a filthy, powerful and potentially dangerous material flow that has to be reckoned with.
Holy Mountain are looking for volunteers to join the installation team (from Tuesday, 17 January – Thursday, 19 January) and the exhibition team while the show is open to the public (from Friday, 20 January – Sunday, 22 January. This event will take place at The Bargehouse, at Oxo Tower Wharf on London’s South Bank. Shifts are flexible, travel expenses will be paid and food provided. This placement would be ideal for those with an interest in textiles, the environment, event production, participatory artwork, artwork installation or design. Volunteers would work closely with established professionals in these fields.
If you are interested in volunteering please contact Tiphaine Tailleux for more information at email@example.com