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A nature-immersed exploration of fashion sustainability with Kate Fletcher on Dartmoor, UK, 5-7 July 2017

Join Kate Fletcher and Liz Parker for a nature-based exploration of fashion sustainability on Dartmoor. 

Log off your email, shut down your laptop, and join us for a conference in and with nature to inquire into sustainability in fashion in a different way. 

Led by Kate Fletcher, world leading fashion sustainability professor and Liz Parker, sustainable fashion educator, the conference is an immersive enquiry into the natural world and questions and visions of sustainability of particular importance to the fashion sector. It will take place by the fire, among ancient beech trees and under the open sky. It is hosted by Change in Nature, a leading social enterprise running nature-based experiences. 

At the heart of this event is a belief that humanity can re-define its relationship with the natural world, and in doing so, can create the new systems – including new fashion systems - that operate within nature's limits and support human flourishing.

The weekend engages a host of ‘ways of knowing’: experiential, sensory, intellectual, emotional and connects these to fashion sustainability. There will be time for conversation, opportunities for individual reflection and plenty of space for playing in the woods. We aim to inspire you with new insights and strengthen your connection to a network of peers who have shared in this unique experience.

This event is for anyone active in fashion sustainability including fashion professionals, educators, activists and post-graduate students. You might work for a business, an NGO, a university or be based in the community. You may be a lecturer, designer, buyer, supply chain specialist, working in CSR, trainer, or campaigner. 

Participants are welcome to make proposals to contribute to the event. Presentations which involve story-telling, making, interaction or movement, and those which are the product of joint enquiry with peers are particularly encouraged.

Location: Dartmoor National Park (pick-up train station: Newton Abbot)

Prices (food is included): £350 bring your own tent / £450 shared bell tent / £550 single bell tent + £50 supplement for corporates and institutions. Discounted places are available in special circumstances - please enquire.

For all enquiries contact us

We anticipate that this will be an on-going opportunity and so please register your interest with us by completing the subscribe form below even if you are unable to attend on these dates.