Sustainable Fashion Week
19th September 2023, 10:00am - 4:00pm
Great Horton Rd
Bradford BD7 1AY
The next event coming to the Dye House Gallery and the Bradford School of Art is Sustainable Fashion Week 2023.
Step into the world of fashion and sustainable fabrics at the Bradford School of Art.
Sustainable fashion is a growing movement that seeks to minimize the environmental and social impact of the fashion industry. It embodies a commitment to responsible practices throughout the entire lifecycle of clothing, from design and production to consumption and disposal.
Sustainable Fashion Week is a UK-wide grassroots event that aims empower people with skills and resources to help drive a positive shift in our collective relationship with clothes. As part of Sustainable Fashion Week, we are hosting various workshops and an exhibition. Events will be delivered as follows:
Sustainable Fashion Exhibition
Dye House Gallery | 19th September – 1st October 2023
This exhibition showcases student and staff projects with an emphasis on reducing, reusing and recycling in fashion and textiles. The exhibition launch will be on the Tuesday 19th September from 10am to 4pm.
Tuesday 19th September – Friday 22nd September 10am – 4pm
Monday 25th September – Friday 29th September 10am – 4pm
Saturday 30th September 10am – 3pm
Sunday 1st October 10:30am – 2pm
Introduction to Passementerie Weaving with Hannah Robson
Bradford School of Art | 30th September | 10:30am – 12:30pm
Explore the possibilities of passementerie weaving using recycled and reclaimed materials. This experimental workshop will introduce you to some exciting woven structures and you will have the opportunity to experiment with a range of materials, which could become woven accessories or art pieces.
Introduction to Natural Dyeing with Jodie Posen
Bradford School of Art | 30th September | 1:30pm – 3:30pm
In this introductory workshop session, you will learn how to extract colour from plants to create a beautiful range of colours on textiles. You will leave with a collection of small samples and instructions to continue at home.
Subtraction Pattern Cutting Experimentation
Bradford School of Art | 1st October | 10:30am – 1pm
A creative session practicing the art of subtraction cutting, a 0% waste pattern cutting technique used to develop a dress outcome on the stand using draping, cutting , folding and pattern placement.
Esholt Textile Garden Talk
Bradford School of Art | 30th September | 11am
Esholt Hall Gardens speak about their textile garden and how this is used to improve wellbeing in the area as well as having fun in outdoor green spaces.
Making Choices: Sustainable Textile or Greenwashing?
Bradford School of Art | 30th September | 1pm
Take your next steps towards sustainable fashion including what to look for when purchasing new items of clothing, how to avoid greenwashing and generally making better choices when it comes to sustainable clothing.
Bradford School of Art | 1st October | 10:30am
Find out what it’s like to run your own sustainable fashion brand with Sonya Bachra-Byrne from luxury slow fashion brand Avie, plus Rachel Hatfield from Fashion Fiesta will be talking about their events in November, how you can enter and both will be highlighting how to access funding for your ventures.
Fragments of a Dress
Bradford School of Art | 1st October | 2pm
‘Fragment of a Dress’ is a contemporary art project by Bradford based artist, Hannah Lamb. The work explores our personal relationship to clothing, drawing on influences from historical costumes and present day attitudes to fashion and consumption. In this talk Hannah will discuss her own influences as well was considering how attitudes to clothes have changed since the era of the Brontë sisters.
Image credit: Anna Kornatovska.