TALK: Can Creativity, Productivity & Sustainability Overlap in Textiles? with Galahad Clark, Martina Spetlova, Kieren Jones and Edwina Ehrman

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Saturday 27 April 2019

As part of our Material Textile ‘Common Threads’ weekend, join us on Saturday for a fascinating talk on one of the most pressing and topical concerns of our time, sustainabiity.

We pose the question to our panel, can creativity, productivity & sustainability overlap in textiles? I think we can safely say they can, panelist Galahad Clark, a descendant of the Clarks family, comes from seven generations of shoemakers. For the past decade, he’s been building his own brand, Vivobarefoot, shoes made from plant-based and upcycled materials, including a croc-like shoe made from algae biomass. Designer Martina Spetlova’s own name fashion brand are committed to sustainability and ethical sourcing throughout their supply chain, partnering with sustainable and organic suppliers. Kieren Jones is the course leader of the MA Material Futures Course at Central Saint Martins, London. During his time there Kieren has pioneered the discipline of Material Futures and has created one of the first wholly multi and trans-disciplinary design courses in the UK and joins us following his plastic recycling workshop here in the afternoon.

The talk will be chaired by Edwina Ehrman who is the senior exhibition curator at the V&A. With a specialism in nineteenth century fashion and textiles and the history of London fashion she knows more than virtually anyone about textiles. She has worked for two of Britain’s leading collections of fashion and textiles, the V&A and the Museum of London.

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