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RSA Online Event – Textiles: Research, Innovation and Procurement


The RSA, the Royal Society for Arts, Manufacturers and Commerce, is hosting an online event ‘Textiles: Research, Innovation and Procurement’ to discuss aspects, research and progress that affects the textile sector today. Lynn Wilson FRSA, circular economy specialist and a student team she has led will be joined by Fashion-Enter Ltd’s CEO Jenny Holloway along with Sadie Dainton from the British Standards Institute.

Taking place Thursday 20th May 2021 from 11am – 12.30pm this free online event will openly discuss textile topics such as face masks, PPE textiles BSI standards, sustainability and how more action, less conversation is required.

A new era requires industry, production and distribution to operate to safeguard our planet. Is the industry measuring up? If so how? By sound research? By evidenced practice or by “greenwashing”? Companies are setting targets: do consumers want more? There are emerging coalitions and steps in the right direction (e.g. Fashion Pact, the UN Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action, Make Fashion Circular and Fashion Conveners). Jenny, Lynn and her students will outline some specifics, followed by a Q&A session.


+ Lynn Wilson FRSA, circular economy specialist and a student team she has led

+ Jenny Holloway, Fashion-Enter Ltd

+ Sadie Dainton, British Standards Institute

Fellows and guests are invited to register for this event and specifically encouraged to submit questions in advance if they so wish – via sofsrsa@yahoo.com before 10:00 on Wednesday 19th May. The industry experienced panel welcomes questions! Others may follow from the presentations on the day.

The RSA uses the platform Zoom. To participate in the event, you will need to register for a ticket to receive the details to join. Please note that for this event, latecomers who arrive more than 15 minutes after the start time will not be admitted. Attendees will need to register for a free Zoom account and download their software.

Tap the following link to register for this free event: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/textiles-research-innovation-and-procurement-tickets-153694332887

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