Conscious Textile Development Program
As part of the Conscious Textile Group initiative, MOME and Nanushka invite MOME staff, students, alumni, and other community members to apply to its new Conscious Textile Development Program focusing on sustainable material R&D.
The program planned to last up to 12 months, during which participants will receive mentoring as well as financial and operational support. The program is split in two phases. Participants will be expected to work on exploratory material research and conduct experiments, followed by an industrialization feasibility study. The ideas with the most potential will be selected to proceed to the second program phase, i.e., industrialization.
1st phase: exploratory material research and experiments, leading to at least one innovative product development, followed by an industrialization feasibility study; 2nd phase: industrialization.
For this open call, we invite applications from individuals with fresh ideas in design and material science with proposals related to the innovative upcycling of deadstock fabric and yarn. The proposals should aim to find innovative ways of working with deadstock in an industrializable way.
The participants are expected to develop industrializable, business-relevant new textile materials based on Nanushka deadstock or textile waste. Successful development means that Nanushka can integrate the above-mentioned textile material to its new season collection.
Participants will: have the possibility to receive mentorship from textile researchers at MOME and industrialization experts from Nanushka; have the opportunity to create new materials that could be featured in the upcoming Nanushka fashion collections; if a program participant’s newly developed material is integrated into Nanushka’s new fashion collection, the program participant will receive 15% commission of the materials cost after each sold item. See more here.
Applications can be submitted individually or in teams, at least one person of the project team must be: current or former MOME student, teacher, researcher or alumni with a background in design and/or material sciences; passionate about textile recycling and innovations; open to work with other expers; intermediate fluency in English.
Applicants are expected to submit: Detailed curriculum vitae of team members, including your portfolio of previous work; Outline of textile design & research project (max. 1500 words) that you propose to carry out within the program specifying the objectives of the work.