The Great Recovery - Phase 2 Launch & First Forum for Textiles

Great Recovery Phase 2 Launch
The Great Recovery, supported by the RSA and the Technology Strategy Board, are now launching phase 2 of the project.
“We are putting together an exciting programme of one-off ‘design residencies’ (rather like an artist in residence) that will be hosted at waste facilities, manufacturing sites and re-use centres. We have already had significant interest from designers, materials experts and waste or re-use site managers, so if you think you or your organisation would like to get involved and join The Great Recovery in action, please email
The residencies are open to designers from all sectors who would like to spend a week or two directly experiencing and addressing some of the challenges of the waste and re-manufacturing industries, as well as to waste, recycling and re-use facilities who would like to share their challenges with designers who may be able to solve them. We’d also like to hear from materials experts of all kinds who want to help ‘join the dots’ and either host a designer or be hosted at a waste facility!
We are hoping to open our first permanent hub maker-space in central London in the next 8 weeks. This will provide a home for our materials library, a venue for networking and events, and a very practical site for holding our tear-down and design-up workshops. Watch this space for launch details and more!”
First Forum for Textiles
The Circular Economy Investigations curated by Forum for the Future have kicked off. The first will be with those already working to understand the opportunities and barriers within the textiles industry and to look at new business models enabling the shift to a more circular system. If you have a story to share, Louise ( would love to hear from you!
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