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Tue, 13 Aug

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First Floor. Next to Wagamama.

Textiles UnTangled

Textiles impacts and solutions game workshop

Textiles UnTangled
Textiles UnTangled

Time & Location

13 Aug 2024, 18:00 – 21:00

First Floor. Next to Wagamama., Angel Central, Islington. Nearest tube: Angel (5 min)

About the event

Textiles are everywhere! In our clothing, furniture, toys and even  computers! But how much do you really know about them? What exactly are  our textiles made from? How sustainable are they, really? How far do our  clothes travel before we buy them? Where do they go once they are  donated?

This collaborative workshop illustrates the complexities and  impacts (social and ecological) of the textile industry by using  clothing as a case study. You will create the production chain of  textiles, learn about the industry’s impact, and then work together to  find solutions and actions you can take.

Booking link: https://www.billetweb.fr/textiles-untangled-workshop-london-uk1

This workshop is inspired by the pedagogy of the Climate Fresk (an interactive workshop that teaches the IPCC Climate report).  Experience this unique way of learning, if you are new to the Fresk  universe of workshops. 

Launched in 2021, Textiles UnTangled has been  enjoyed by over 600 participants.

You will learn:

1. Materials 101 - What fabrics should I choose!?!

2. The life cycle of textiles, from raw materials to end of life

3. Textile industry impacts on the planet and on humans.

4. How to think critically of claims made by companies & organizations about their sustainability

5. Notions of circular economy, systems view thinking, and human centered solutions

6. Actions that can be taken on a collective, business, and individual level

All while working together and having fun!

Our main sources: Ellen MacArthur Foundation, Preferred Textiles Report, OXFAM, Fashion Revolution and ADEME.

What participants have said:

"This game is a fun, civic-minded and inclusive way to think about  our relationship to clothing. I highly recommend it!" - Anonymous

"I learned valuable information about the choices one can make to  minimize one's impact of GHGs and other pollutants when consuming  textiles, whether it be clothing, furniture or other textile products." -  Alex

"A nice workshop to better understand the impacts of the textile  industry with lots of mini games. Fun and interesting, for everyone, I  love it! "- Sylvaine

Who is this for?

All expertise levels welcome! From people who wear clothing (haha)  to textile producers! Textiles are everywhere and concern everyone.  Experts in the field also enjoy this workshop and its ability to give a  holistic view of the industry, spark discussion, and capacity-build in  their organizations. Some companies who have played: Vestiaire  Collective, Deloitte, Givenchy, Promod, Caroll and Minelli, Balzac, and  Electrolux. For a private session you can contact:  greendonut.info@gmail.com

Who is this by?

Textiles UnTangled game workshop (Textile Collage) was created by the volunteers at Green Donut.  Created in France in 2019, Green Donut is an association whose mission  is to promote the donut economics model by Kate Raworth (a society  prospering within environmental and social limits) via their serious  games and actions in the community. They are professionals, experts and  concerned citizens of many backgrounds. While based in France, they have  diverse backgrounds and welcome members from other countries. The website (in French only for now) with all the events including the Fresque de Déchets (Waste Collage = French only): http://greendonut.org

Commitment and Cancellation

This workshop is a group workshop (max 14 participants)  that needs a minimum of 4 people to enable collective intelligence. If  you must cancel, please do so a week before. Request a refund via  Billetweb. If cancelled within a week, please let us know. You are welcome to transfer the ticket to someone else. You can notify us at greendonut.info@gmail.com.  

Now let’s learn about textiles to change the world together!

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