Symposium JULY 2023
The July 2023 Symposium offered an opportunity to share new thinking and action in a regenerative approach to textiles.
This Symposium was structured around key textile journeys from a range of perspectives from agriculture to fashion, including consumer, community, heritage, education and activism.
Symposium JULY 2023
PANEL 1 REGENERATIVE PRODUCTION
- Simon Cotton, Macnaughton Holdings
- Clare Campbell, Prickly Thistle Scotland
- Nadia Alexander, Alexander Manufacturing
- Dana MacPhee, Uist Wool
- Rachel Crawford, Kilburn’s Farm
PANEL 2 REGENERATIVE PURCHASE
- Dr Lynn Wilson, Circular Design Synergy
- Kitty Bruce-Garden, Scottish Textiles Showcase
- Josie Steed, Grays Shool of Art
- Anna Freemantle-Zee, Model and Provocateur
PANEL 3 REGENERATIVE CULTURE SHIFT
- Carol Richardson, Edinburgh College of Art
- Meg Roger, The Birlinn Yarn Company
- Di Gilpin, Designer, Creative Industries
- Lisa McIntyre, Heriot-Watt University
Carry Somers is a globally-recognised activist, speaker, entrepreneur and writer. As founder of Fashion Revolution, the world’s largest fashion activism movement, she has been instrumental in pressuring the industry to take responsibility for its social and environmental impacts. Her career began accidentally in the early ‘90s when a summer holiday project grew into an award-winning fashion brand, Pachacuti, a pioneer of radical supply chain transparency and the world’s first Fair Trade Certified company. Along the way, Carry has sailed from the Galapagos to Easter Island investigating microplastic and toxic chemical pollution and collaborated on a show garden for RHS Chelsea Flower Show. She is currently writing a book on the history of botanical fibres and dyes. In 2022, Business of Fashion named her one of the key people shaping the global fashion industry. Carry holds an MA in Native American Studies and an Honorary Doctor of Letters from Keele University.