The second participatory workshop "Waste & Resources" was recently organized at FabLab Iasi by Redu. This workshop was addressed to local actors involved in the textile manufacture and local fashion industry. We had around 20 representatives from Reginnova, Katty Fashion, Gemini CAD, Util Deco, Faculty of Visual Arts and Design, TUIASI, Faculty of Textile, Leather and Industrial Management, Alexandra Ungureanu fashion designer, and students interested in environmental protection.
The main purpose of this meeting was to engage in constructive discussion regarding waste management and the use of resources without hurting the environment, and how can we all contribute to a positive change in the community trough production and education. We identified good strategies implemented already by brands and institutions, such as technical instruments for zero waste cutting, a good practice regarding recovered wedding costumes, recycling workshops and so on.
Given the positive feedback from participants, we intend to continue with similar workshops in the future, and have created a local facebook group to continue the discussion.