Watch a series of talks exploring "planet-saving" solutions using crafts
Dezeen teamed up with The Mills Fabrica to livestream a series of talks presenting future-facing climate solutions using crafts during London Craft Week. You can watch the stream back above.
Called Planet-Saving Innovations, the one-day event featured a programme of keynotes, panels and talks where industry leaders explored the role of crafts and design in mitigating the effects of climate change.
The event featured presentations from leaders in sustainable fashion, including Manel Torres, who invented the technology behind the viral spray-on Coperni dress modelled by Bella Hadid at Paris Fashion Week in 2022.
Other speakers included sustainable business specialist Hannah Carey from Farfetch; Lauren Bartley, sustainability director at Ganni; and Louisa Tholstrup from the Earthshot Prize, an annual awards programme founded by David Attenborough and Prince William.
The event was hosted by The Mills Fabrica, an innovation platform created to support tech and lifestyle companies in adopting more sustainable approaches.
The discussion took place at The Mills Fabrica's London concept store named Fabrica X, which features a selection of innovative fashion tech products and sustainable designs.
Fabrica X is also hosting an exhibition on biomaterials highlighting heritage techniques as well as new forms of craftsmanship created by scientists and biodesigners.
A series of workshops are also taking place in the venue, including screen-printing sessions using bacterial dyeing technology, as well as bio-embellishment and embroidery workshops creating sequins from seaweed.
The event took place as part of London Craft Week, which brings together creatives in a citywide programme of talks, exhibitions, product launches and immersive experiences celebrating craft.
London Craft Week takes place from 8–14 May 2023. See Dezeen Events Guide for an up-to-date list of architecture and design events taking place around the world.
This article was written as part of a partnership with The Mills Fabrica. Find out more about our partnership content here.