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The Future of Craft in the Western Luxury Market.
Thanks to Andy Adler for bringing this to our attention. Looks to have some interesting perspectives
Date: 15th March 23 17.00 – 18.00
Title: The future of craft in the Western luxury market
Location: 42 S Molton St, London W1K 5RR
A panel discussion on the future of craft in the luxury market and the role of policy, education, technology and global exchange. London College of Fashion have been working with Selyn, Sri Lanka's largest fair trade hand loom business for the past year, trying to reduce the inequalities across the fashion industry between manufacturers and retailers, developing sustainable practices across the fashion industry.
Artisanship in developing countries is often undervalued. London College of Fashion are to be working in partnership with artisans from Sri Lanka, to help them understand the global marketplace and to prevent their craft being undervalued. With this in mind, we will be joined by an international panel of experts in policy, craft, education and technology who will discuss the challenges and opportunities of craft in a changing landscape.
Policy/Trade: Enrich Sahan (Lead at Doughnut Economics Action Lab)
Craft: Selyna Peiris (Selyn)
Technology: Bilal Bhatti (Paper Tale)
Education: Dr. Serkan Delice (London College of Fashion)
Please stay around for drinks to be served following the event between 18.00 – 19.00.
Entry is free and there will be opportunity to network.
Sign up is via: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/574507055067