Arts University Bournemouth- THE ‘HUMAN’ SYMPOSIUM

On March 5th, Our Founder Jo Godden, was invited to talk at the AUB ‘Human’ Symposium at their campus in Poole. This was an amazing opportunity to talk to students about ‘Circles of Impact- How the circular economy can be applied to Fashion & Textiles.’   There were some interesting presentations and here are some of them:

Wouldn’t it be great if everyone worked together to make the world a little greener?  Chloe Harty, Vice President, AUBSU


Inspired to hear about how the Student Union at AUB is incorporating green thinking into practise with a ‘green week’, a zero-waste marketplace and an eco-brick project that educates about single use plastic whilst creating real construction materials.


So you want to be a sustainable designer?
Dr Paul Micklethwaite PhD, SFHEA, FRSA

Paul shared with us what it is like as the head of the MA of Sustainability at Kingston University & provided some real nuggests of wisdom including this interesting slide on page 5 from Futerra:

Exploring young consumer attitudes and behaviour towards consumption in the fashion sector
Karen Ryan, Senior Lecturer BA (Hons) Fashion

Karen is finalising an interesting MA and shared with us some of the slides of her work so far looking at millenial consumer groups- please contact her if you wish to become part of her research at

Weapon of Reason: Turning Knowledge into Action
Paul Willoughby, Human After Afterall

Paul runs an amazing creative agency and they self-publish magazines with environmental and social topics and truly inspiring graphics:

Weapons of Reason: The Food Issue, Illustration: Mike Lemanski




Read more about the AUB Human programme here.

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