The Business of Fashion, Textiles and Technology: Back to the Future

Free hybrid event in partnership with the Design History Society

Part of the Association for Art History's Art History Festival 2022

Wednesday 21 September 2022, 2-3.30pm (UK time). Watch online or join us in Oxford.

The ecosystem of fashion, textiles and technology is a focal point of activism and industrial strategy about sustainability. This conversation explores sustainable innovation within the entire fashion and textile supply chain today.

Professor Jane Harris, Director of the Creative R&D Partnership The Business of Fashion, Textiles and Technology (BFTT) and Professor of Digital Design and Innovation at the University of the Arts London, and Hannah Auerbach George and Dr Liz Tregenza, both Post-Doctoral Research Fellows working across the V&A and BFTT, will discuss how their research into circular material resources, and online fashion experiences is providing vital support to the next generation of fashion, wider apparel, textiles and related technology entrepreneurs as they navigate new practices and markets in the fashion metaverse and engage fully in the challenges of the climate emergency.

Chaired by Dr Claire O’MahonyAssociate Professor in the History of Art and Design at the Department for Continuing Education, Oxford University.

How to attend

You can choose to watch this free event online or attend in person at Rewley House, Wellington Square, Oxford.

*Registrations for this event have now closed*


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