Be a Voice for Change – Be an Ear for Change: Circular Lab Live Streaming


Acting on Climate Change can, and must, take a number of forms on a number of scales, from personal acts of care, such as mending precious pieces, through to a global agreement to take action, such as the agreement reached in Paris at COP 21. We need the skills of single-minded boldness in taking to the stage and those of collaboration and trust-building in the making of cities and communities. We also need to develop the art of listening well and responding creatively. Our projects offer opportunities to do each of these things.

Next Thursday, 14th April, we’ll have the chance to listen well and respond both directly and indirectly, the live streaming of Circular Lab, in which leading experts discuss circularity in fashion, as outlined below.

The subject matter is resourcefulness, how we value and what we value in fashion. The insights will come from our ability to listen in to the workings of a lab day being held in London, where findings to date and ideas for the future will be explored. This is a call out to all students – to listen in via livestream and respond to what you hear, to ask questions and share thoughts. Your questions might be to one of the speakers below or to a wider fashion industry and education audience. There is no golden bullet, but by sharing and interrogating what is being developed and what is yet to be resolved, we open the way for each of us to make a distinctive contribution to a shared prosperity.

Date: April 14, 10.00 – approx. 12.00 Key note speakers:

  • Ellen MacArthur, World record sailor and founder of the Ellen MacArthur 
  • Akshay Sethi, Inventor of the “Polyester Digester”, Ambercycle
  •  Michael Arnör, Co-Founder and CEO of Sellpy
  • Karl-Johan Persson, CEO, H&M
  • Anna Gedda, Head of Sustainability, H&M

Livestream Link: Hashtag: #HMLab