International Conference: Design for a Circular Economy

Date: 22 November 2017 1:00pm - 5:30pm

Location: Hilton Residences, Colombo, Sri Lanka

Contact: marketing@sdc.org.uk

Book your place at the conference now!

The Hilton Colombo Residences have a limited number of rooms available to conference delegates at exclusive SDC rates – please follow the link here to book accommodation direct with the hotel quoting group name SDC.

Booking is open for SDC’s second international conference of 2017 in Sri Lanka. This half day conference will focus on design and manufacture for a circular economy. The event also hosts the grand final of the SDC International Design Competition 2017.

‘The circular economy is an alternative system in which products and materials are kept in a high-value state of use for as long as possible’.

Today’s linear ‘take, make, dispose’ economic model relies on large quantities of cheap, easily accessible materials and energy and is a model that is reaching its physical limits. A circular economy is a viable alternative with huge benefits for the environment.

Speakers include:

  • Are you ready for the next Textile Revolution? James Carnahan, Global Sustainability Manager, Archroma Singapore Pte Ltd
  • MAS Intimates case study – Vidhura Ralapanawe, General Manager – Environmental Sustainability
  • The Ten Threads of Sustainability. Mahendra Ariyapala, Regional Manager – EHS and Sustainability, American and Efird (Pvt) Ltd
  • Design for a Circular Economy – the Brandix Perspective. Darpan Shukla, Heads of Fabrics, Brandix Group
  • Plus a panel discussion (Moderator: Yogesh Gaikwad, SDC)

The event will be chaired by SDC President, Professor Philip Yeung.

There is a big opportunity to re-think and re-design the way we make things. This event will look at some of the challenges and opportunities we need to consider.

Please book your place now.

How much does it cost?

The fee structure includes a discount for SDC members, if you would like to take advantage of this, please join now. The cost for attending the event is as follows:

  • Members of SDC £25
  • Non-members £35
  • Students £5

Group discounts – please enquire, contact: marketing@sdc.org.uk 

Delegates wishing to pay or receive an invoice in Sri Lankan Rupees should contact Mahendra Dissanayake mahendra@xebecipl.com 

The Hilton Colombo Residences have a limited number of rooms available to conference delegates at exclusive SDC rates – please follow the link here to book accommodation direct with the hotel quoting group name SDC.

 

With thanks to our sponsors: Colorant Limited, Archroma and American & Efird Lanka (Pvt) Ltd

 

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Darpan Shukla, Head of Fabrics, Brandix Group – Overview of Design for a Circular Economy from the Brandix Perspective

James Carnahan, Global Sustainability Manager, Archroma Singapore Pte Ltd – Are you ready for the Next Textile Revolution?
James Carnahan is currently responsible to further intensify the business focus on more sustainable solutions for the textile value chain.
With 37 years’ experience in the textile industry James started his career working in fabric manufacture, in a textile mill, applying the principles of quality assurance in order to develop and maximize “right first time” processes in the exhaust dyeing of cotton, polyester and blends thereof.
A move to ICI, and later BASF provided James with the opportunity to use his industry experience to continue this approach in the development and the resultant sales & marketing of textile dyes and chemicals which provide many solutions aimed at process re-engineering in fabric manufacture to reduce environmental impact and resources requirements. During his career James has travelled to and supported many markets, having been based in South Africa, Italy, Germany, China and Singapore.
In his last role with BASF, he was responsible for portfolio strategy development and implementation, with focus on developing sustainable solutions to support the textile value chain in this direction.

Mahendra Ariyapala, Regional Manager, EHS and Sustainability, American and Efird Lanka (Pvt) Ltd – The Ten Threads of Sustainability

Graham Clayton, Chief Executive, SDC – Lifelong Colour Education Pathway

Vidhura Ralapanawe, General Manager – Environmental Sustainability, MAS Intimates – Why Sustainability Matters

Karen MacLeod, AOD University – Design for a sustainable economy focusing on the design and retail aspects

Followed by a Panel discussion – Moderator: Yogesh Gaikwad, SDC – Panellists include: Anjani Prasad (Archroma), Diloki Makalanda (Fashion Designer), Ruwan  Rodrigo Director/CEO BerNatali Sourcing pvt limited

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