Local Fibres : Local Futures | a local assembly
Join us for Local Fibres : Local Futures, a student-led, local assembly in Vancouver, BC, bringing together students, faculty, researchers and industry to engage in critical conversations around improving policies for sustainable textile practices.
Saturday, November 30, 1:00 – 4:00 PM
Emily Carr University
Interactive Media Studio- D1400
Aligned with the Union of Concerned Researchers in Fashion (UCRF), our goal is to create a space where a diverse group of individuals can connect to and discover their part in creating resilient communities and better business futures. This event will include a series of activities that are designed to provoke and capture collaborative discussions around the pressing issues related to fashion and clothing production and sustainability.
This event is fuelled by Make Change Studio, a new program, which brings together SFU and Emily Carr students to connect with and discover possibilities for a more sustainable local textile industry in BC. This program is a partnership between The Beedie School of Business and SIAT at SFU, as well as The Shumka Centre for Creative Entrepreneurship and Textile Adaptations Research Program (TARP) at Emily Carr University. This program is co-led by Emily Smith, Stephanie Ostler, and Helene Day Fraser.