The Re-Mantle and Make project was a six-month feasibility study into researching the potential for developing a circular economy within the textile manufacturing sector. In a circular economy, resources are used and re-used for as long as possible.
Two Re-Make-A-Thons were held in Glasgow and Forres, challenging participants to use surplus materials from a range of well-known Scottish textile manufacturers to make a prototype circular collar that could be worn with different garments.
An exhibition was held at MakLab in Glasgow in March to showcase the items that were made. More information on the project can be found at remantleandmake.wordpress.com The exhibition will showcase the items that were made.
The Glasgow School of Art secured funding for the study from the Royal College of Art, London, which is leading a larger project: Future Makespaces in Redistributed Manufacturing, a two-year research initiative funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council. This wider piece of work explores the role of maker spaces in redistributed manufacturing.
The work was in partnership with Kalopsia Collective – a micro-manufacturing unit based in Edinburgh, and MakLab Maker Space in Glasgow.