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This 3-day online workshop (6 hours total) will equip participants with circular design strategies to incorporate into course curriculum.

About this Event

This workshop will be held virtually to ensure the safety of all of our participants. There will be 3 live, interactive sessions held each evening from May 4 to May 6. If you are unable to attend all sessions, we will do our best to record and offer a link to view the content during the month of May. We will send out a webinar link prior to the first workshop.

  • Mon, May 4 | 5-7 p.m. | Sustainability in Fashion and the UN SDGs
  • Tue, May 5 | 5-7 p.m. | Circular Design Strategies & Material Choices
  • Wed, May 6 | 5-7 p.m. | Enabling Circularity: Supply Chain & New Business Models

Current students and businesses may now also register through Eventbrite. Please see below for complete details. Check austintexas.gov/COVID19 for updates surrounding COVID-19.

About the workshop

The City of Austin is committed to a Zero Waste goal to reduce the amount of trash sent to landfills by 90 percent by the year 2040. As part of the Material of the Year project, this 3-day online workshop will identify opportunities for textile waste starting with design and education. re/GENERATE will facilitate the workshop supported by the City of Austin's Circular Economy Program.

Attendee Eligibility

The workshop is geared toward fashion and textile educators (K-12 and university level), but also open to interior and costume design educators, current students, and businesses in the Austin, Texas area. The workshop will be capped at 45 participants.

Participants will:

  • Create a departmental and/or personal sustainable values statement
  • Relate UN Sustainable Development Goals to circular and sustainable fashion
  • Identify circular design strategies
  • Engage in design thinking exercise
  • Create an action plan to integrate circular principles into curriculum

Cost of attendance is covered by the Circular Economy Program.

Contact: Circular Economy Program at CircularEconomy@austintexas.gov


re/GENERATE is a sustainable fashion agency, integrating sustainability in the industry beginning with design. It was founded in 2018 and has participated in main fashion events, such as: Textile Exchange Sustainability Conference, Copenhagen Youth Fashion Summit, Munich Fabric Start and Berlin Fashion Week.

About the ARR Circular Economy Program

The City of Austin’s Circular Economy Program is a joint initiative between Austin Resource Recovery and the Economic Development Department. A circular economy is an economic framework that is restorative or regenerative by intention and design. The mission of the City’s Circular Economy Program is to attract, retain, and grow businesses, non-profits, and entrepreneurs in the zero waste industry in order to create well-paying local jobs, attract investment, and support the necessary infrastructure for a resilient circular economy in Central Texas. Under CEP, the Material of the Year project aims to identify challenges and opportunities for surplus textiles from businesses in Austin.

Circular & Sustainable Fashion: Educator Training. Gain circular and sustainable design strategies

Virtual Event
United States

Circular Economy Program