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28th November
10:00 to 16:30
5 You will earn 5 silver points for completing this activity.
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Fantastic Sustainable Plastics Materials Roadshow

28th November 10:00 to 16:30
Discover the world of fantastic repurposed plastic and its role in fashion design. Get some hands-on experience working with a fantastic plastics team in a variety of activities, including 3D printing, plastic extrusion and even producing a garment!

This pop-up event features a range of activities that give you a chance to have a go with with technologies and techniques that explore the use of repurposed plastics including 3D printing and fashion design.

You can also help create a garment from plastic to raise explore the impacts of fast fashion with Queen Bayard, who is an eco-conscious drag queen, onsite to show off the creation.

Tackling plastic waste is a real challenge and requires input from all backgrounds to create and implement technological and societal changes. From exploring new materials and manufacturing techniques to design and social awareness. You can discuss these themes and ideas at this pop-up with some practitioners working in sustainable design and engineering to find sustainable solutions.

The brand-new Manchester Met Sustainability Society will also be in attendance to help you get involved in future Sustainability efforts!

Find out more about the Team

The Plastic Shed

Wainman Design  

Dundas Digital

Queen Bayard

Associated Badges:

In A Nutshell...

  • Discover ... how new materials and technologies can tackle the impacts of fast fashion
  • Take part ... in the creation of a garment from sustainable plastics
  • Discover ... the power of 3D printing technologies and products and their roles in sustainable design
  • Learn from ... a range of practitioners and designers working with repurposed plastic
  • Earn up to 5 Rise points ... which can be recognised within your degree.


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