Just Fashion Lab 2015

The aim of Just Fashion is to give a life-changing opportunity to fashion students and to encourage sustainability and ethics to be a priority within the next generation of fashion graduates and designers

Just Fashion Lab 2015
To apply

Just Fashion at Hay Festival 2015

Hay Festival and H&M invite fashion design students across the UK to participate in the Just Fashion Lab, an experimental space looking to inspire a new generation of fashion designers to consider sustainability as integral to their design process. Selected participants will be invited to take part in a 5-day workshop, ending with a live event at Hay Festival on 30 May.

Working with a team of experienced researchers and practitioners from H&M, the Environmental Justice Foundation and the Centre for Sustainable Fashion, participants will design unique pieces through the exploration of design for sustainability. Participants will work with materials sourced and provided directly from H&M’s global garment collection initiative, which works towards repurposing and giving new and extended life to unwanted garments.

The finished outfits will be styled, photographed and shown at the final event as part of the prestigious main Hay Festival programme. Participants' work will receive feedback from the H&M and CSF team, and up to three students will be selected to speak at the final event, alongside industry and education panelists.

Selected participants will be provided with a travel bursary, accommodation and tickets to other events happening at Hay Festival throughout the week.

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Entry requirements

The Just Fashion Lab is open to all 2nd and 3rd year Fashion Design undergraduates in the UK. Please note eligible participants must be available for the full duration of the workshop and event, 25–30 May 2015.

To apply

To apply for a place at the Just Fashion Lab, please submit the following to the Centre for Sustainable Fashion, at sustainability@fashion.arts.ac.uk.

Closing date for applications is Thursday 16 April 2015.

  • • Your first and last name
  • • Contact details including email address, phone number and residential address
  • • Name of your course, institution and current year
  • • 200 words describing why fashion matters to you
  • • Up to 5 images which showcase your work (Images must be in jpeg or pdf format and together must be 8MB or less)

You will receive an email confirmation upon receipt of your application. If you have any questions regarding this process please contact sustainability@fashion.arts.ac.uk.

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