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Watch: Circular by Design Innovation Festival

Shauna Kelly

Watch the livestream recording of the morning session from the Circular by Design Innovation Festival

On the 17th November, the first Circular by Design Innovation Festival took place, a CFA at NCAD partnership with the Design & Crafts Council Ireland (DCCI), at Smock Alley Theatre in Temple Bar. The morning programme of talks showcased national and international best practice.

Speakers included Gwen Cunningham, Circularity Lead at NCAD; Jade Wilting, Environmental Responsibility Manager at Danish fashion giant GANNI; Prof Becky Earley, Founder of the Centre for Circular Design at University of the Arts, London and Thami Schweichler, Founder & CEO of Makers Unite and United Repairs Centre, Amsterdam.

You can watch the recording below:

During the afternoon industry workshop, over 100 stakeholders from across Ireland’s textiles supply chain came together to chart the barriers and opportunities to change, and to identify practical actions and solutions needed to make the transition to a circular textiles system. The festival closed with a showcase and pitch-presentations from the 11 Irish companies pioneering circular design solutions within the pilot training programme.

Contact us

If you have any query about the Circular By Design training, please email Gwen Cunningham – Circular by Design Project lead at NCAD:

Find out more about the programme HERE

Circular by Design is proudly supported by a grant from the CIRCULÉIRE Innovation Fund under Grant Number INF-2901-010-2021.

CIRCULÉIRE is Ireland’s first industry-led innovation network dedicated to accelerating the circular economy. Irish Manufacturing Research (IMR) is the secretariat of CIRCULÉIRE which is funded by the Department of Environment, Climate and Communications (DECC), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and EIT Climate-KIC