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Cop26: Fashion Open Studio, British Council to launch 10 int’l digital events

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 20 October, 2021 12:00 AM
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Fashion Open Studio in partnership with the British Council will present a series of 10 international digital events in response to the themes of the United Nations Climate Change Conference COP26.

Launching at Digital Design Weekend at the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A), during London Design Festival in September 2021, nine participating designers from across the world have been selected to open up their studios virtually to showcase their creative responses to fashion’s environmental impact and the climate talk themes of Adaptation and Resilience and Nature.

The nine designers are Garcia Bello (Argentina/Netherlands), Aranya Craft x Rahemur Rahman (Bangladesh/London), IroIro (India), Toton (Indonesia), Bora Studio (Nepal), Sindiso Khumalo (South Africa), Bhukram, (Thailand), Huner (Turkey) and Vimbai Natasha Naomi, (Zimbabwe).

The digital event series will continue till November 12, 2021, forming part of the British Council’s The Climate Connection global programme and campaign, said a press release

The event series will be animated by a physical activation in Glasgow during COP26 (1 to 12 November) which will offer the public and COP26 attendees alike an opportunity to interact with the open studio activities in person.