This event will explain how to develop products sustainably to reduce the use of non-renewable resources and minimise waste. There will also be the opportunity to tour the workshops and facilities at the University.
The event will be run by De Montfort University, you will learn how to think about the environmental impact of your products and how to design them from the outset to ensure that they are as green as possible.
11:00 – Arrival and Coffee
11:30 – Welcome by Christine White, Deputy Dean of Art Design and Humanities and Director of the Design Unit
11:40 – A series of short presentations discussing the Impact of Sustainable Design from a variety of disciplines and it’s relation to industry.
Karl Letten – Sustainability Manager
Mark Charlton – Associate Director of Sustainable Development Goal Impact/Net Zero
Carolyn Hardaker – Head of School of Fashion and Textiles
Angela Davies – Programme leader MSc Textile Design, Technology and Innovation
Claire Lerpiniere – Associate Professor in Sustainable Textiles
Kyungeun Sung – Senior Lecturer in Product Design
Christine White – Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Art Design and Humanities
Jonny Prest – Net Good City, Leicester
12:45 – Q&A with the Panel
13:00 – Lunch, Networking and Tours of our Workshops/Facilities