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Clothing Durability Dozen: toolkit launch

Clothing Durability Dozen: toolkit launch
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In this webinar, members of the NTU Clothing Sustainability Research Group will introduce the Clothing Durability Dozen toolkit, developed as part of the Defra funded research project ‘Strategies to Improve Design and Testing for Clothing Longevity’.

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The toolkit has been designed to enable clothing companies to recognise, map out and celebrate what they are already doing to make quality clothes that last for longer, and build on these to develop innovative approaches to clothing durability that are tailored to each company’s requirements. It can be used as a reference point for developing new ideas, but ideally used as a collaborative tool across different departments, utilising knowledge and skills while taking a more joined up, strategic approach.The background and context of the project will be presented, including reflections on trials run with leading high street retailers and within education. An overview of the toolkit will run through the twelve approaches and how to use it for clothing durability success.

Sustainable Thinking in Fashion & Textiles at Nottingham Trent University

Nottingham Trent University has a significant commitment to education, research and industry collaboration in support of the development of global sustainability. NTU has developed the Clothing Sustainability Research Group, a dedicated group of fashion researchers from across disciplines with expertise in identifying and addressing core issues around sustainability in the fashion industry, and to work with industry partners in the pursuit of new approaches and directions to help address them.


12.00 – Introduction by Professor Tim Cooper
12.10 – Clothing Longevity Project Overview - Dr Lynn Oxborrow
12.15 – Toolkit aims & objectives / trials / outcomes – Stella Claxton  
12.30 - Toolkit strategies & showcase – Helen Hill & Angharad McLaren  
12.40 -  Facilitated Q&A with Dr Helen Goworek
12.55 - Closing Thanks – Professor Amanda Briggs-Goode  & Professor Tim Cooper
13.00 - Finish

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Please note, this event will be recorded and sent to all registered attendees, by participating in the Q&A you agree to being recorded. You have the option to take part anonymously if you would prefer.

A copy of the toolkit will be sent out in advance to everyone who is registered.

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Angharad McLaren - Senior Lecturer, Textile Design