World Factory: A Café Conversation
25 February 2015
World Factory – a Café Conversation is the latest in our public engagement events designed to share our research and catalyse debate around the World Factory phenomenon. Expert speakers with different perspectives on the global textile industry and consumer capitalism will discuss some of the core World Factory themes – the relationship between production and consumption patterns, fast fashion and sustainability – as well as Manchester’s clothing and textile history from the industrial revolution to the present day, before opening up the conversation to the wider audience. There will also be a live demo of the digital World Factory shirt – featuring unique barcodes which trigger video content when used with the app we have designed, the World Factory shirt reveals the people and processes behind its making.