• Regenerative Textiles Scotland Symposium

Scotland is home to a vibrant textile sector from local endeavours to internationally acclaimed designers and makers. Challenged by stark evidence of environmental damage, our textile producers are helping to lead regenerative change.

Regenerative Textiles Scotland supports and enables the new textile economy with a symposium and allied exhibition, offering a focus for debate, collaboration, and change.

Our symposium includes a host of experienced and engaging voices across regenerative production and purchase and explores the regenerative shift now reshaping the cultural landscape.

We open with a Keynote address by Carry Somers, 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.

From farming to fashion, our panellists offer local insight: using Scottish wool, bast fibres and natural dyes, turning from an extractive economy into one born of nature, interacting positively with the planet, reducing consumption of water and energy, and creating zero waste.

You are invited to join us, exploring, celebrating and helping to shape the new textile economy.

Conserving, rehabilitating, and actively improving: textiles are regenerative when method and outcomes enhance the planet.


Regenerative Textiles Scotland Symposium is free to attend. Registration is essential.





5th & 6th July | 12:00 - 15:00

Follow the textile journeys of key garments from contemporary producers in Scotland, new work from Scottish University fashion and textile students and just some of the national initiatives supporting regenerative textiles.



Film Screening: Fashion Reimagined

6th July | 16:30 - 17:30 | Edinburgh College of Art

Trailblazing fashion designer Amy Powney is on a mission to create a sustainable collection from field to finished garment and transform the way we engage with fashion.



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