M&S to launch Sustainable Fashion LabTuesday, 24 April 2012
High street retailer Marks & Spencer is working with London
College of Fashion’s Centre for Sustainable Fashion to create Britain’s first Sustainable Fashion Lab, which will bring together an array of designers, stylists and thought-leaders who will be exploring and debating the future of a more sustainable fashion industry.
Located at the Old Truman Brewery, the lab will give M&S customers a behind-the-scenes look into the world of 21st Century fashion and offer the opportunity to watch eco-friendly designers at work, as well as offering the opportunity to try and designing their own items through expert-led master classes.
The project is in partnership with Oxfam, who M&S has worked with over the past years on the Oxfam Clothes Exchange, and all you need to attend is an unwanted item of clothing, which will be assessed for potential use and will either be reused and transformed in the lab or handed to Oxfam to resell or recycle.
The M&S Sustainable Fashion Lab will be open from April 26 until May 9, 10-5pm.