Bilbao International Art&Fashion

January 19, 2020

British Council looks for the next fashion leaders

British Council launches an open call to find the most innovative projects in the fashion industry. 

Because of the success of the European sustainability conference held in Bilbao in 2018 thanks to the alliance of BIAAF, BBK and British Council, a new call is opened. Read carefully because you can’t miss it !!! 

2020 OPEN CALL

Circular Cultures, co-organised by the British Council and Onassis Culture and curated in collaboration with Centre for Circular Design, will bring together designers, stakeholders and experts from the fashion sector from Spain, France and Greece (27-28 February).

This conference is aimed to explore the circular economy through the holistic lens of circular design; through creativity and social innovation. New recycled and recyclable materials provide us with novel ways to reduce waste and virgin resource use, but how can these materials also help with the quality of life for everyone scattered throughout these diverse supply chains? What do designers and businesses have to do differently to become circular? How will consumers wardrobe and purse be affected? What can we learn from the past to design a better (design / fashion) industry for the future?

The programme aims to help us build essential bridges between stakeholders - from bottom-up (e.g. activist groups, small brands and craftsmen) to top-down (official policies, multi-national brands); from educators to users. The aim is to help build inclusive circles through exploring and appreciating new creative flows. The themes we are going to explore cover emerging circular economies and new materials, new models for culture and business, and new mindsets and behaviors.

DO YOU WANT TO ASSIST WITH THE FLIGHT AND FREE ACCOMMODATION TO THE ATHENS CONFERENCE?

British Council is looking for designers and brands who have been working on sustainability for at least 2 years and who are looking forward to learning new ways to build and shape their business for the European market. 

Sign up for this form. You have until February 3!