Event: New Materials for a Sustainable Future, hosted by The Textiles Institute
Date: Wednesday 23 October 2019
Time: 6.30pm - 8.30pm
Location: London College of Fashion, Room GO5, 272 High Holborn, London WC1V 7EY
Tickets: Students and members - free / Non-members - £5
Carmen Hijosa, the Founder of Ananas Anam Ltd, who developed Piñatex® - a new natural material made from pineapple leaf fibre - is an ethical entrepreneur with a vision for a more sustainable future, connecting people, ecology and economics.
At this event Carmen will talk about the journey of Piñatex® which began when she realized the toxic impact of mass leather production while consulting in the Philippines. Driven to find alternative solutions, Carmen undertook a PhD at the Royal College of Art (UK), and developed a vibrant new industry that is both socially and environmentally responsible – developing new sustainable materials for clothing and accessories.
Further information contact: Philippa Watkins, firstname.lastname@example.org.