Circular Fashion is growing, but the industry does not change by itself. Curious how you can contribute to a fair, clean and more sustainable fashion industry? Then the Summer School Circular Fashion is the programme for you! A range of topics will be discussed: for example from linear to circular, what is circular fashion, why do we need it and how to deal with socio-cultural and economic aspects for example.

In this 5-day programme a diversity of learning tools will be used. Participants will receive lectures from international renowned experts, coming from research, design and art such as Kirsi Niinimäki and Kate Fletcher. During workshops you will get the chance to apply the new knowledge and inspiration directly onto your own (company) case. Are you struggling with compiling the next CSR report in your organization? How to source more sustainable materials or close the loop together with your supply chain partners? Walk out of this summer school equipped with knowledge, tools and energy to make a real impact.

• What’s circular fashion and why do we need it?
• The importance of the systemic perspective 
• Biobased & biomimicry innovations
• From closing the loop to nested loops in fashion
• Business as crafting value

Curious which other circular fashion companies we visit, which speakers are invited and what type of workshops we offer? Download the flyer

Target Group

This programme is primarily developed for designers, scientists and professionals working in the fashion industry who want to learn more about Circular Fashion and get the tools, inspiration and latest insights to contribute to the creation of fashion as a vehicle for alternative value systems. PhD and MA students working on this topic are also invited to participate. If you have doubts whether you belong to the target group or have enough relevant basic knowledge, please don’t hesitate to contact us.


After successfully attending this programme you know about the latest insights in Circular Fashion. Furthermore, you will be able to apply this expertise in your own organization and contribute to the creation of a Circular Fashion industry.

Course Leader

The Summer School leader is dr. Kim Poldner, Wageningen University & Research.

 Organised byWageningen University & Research, in collaboration with ArtEZ University of the ArtsDate

Mon 9 September 2019 until Fri 13 September 2019

Duration5 daysSetupCampus WURVenueWageningen Campus, ArtEZ University of the Arts, and locations around the NetherlandsPrice descriptionspecial price for PhD candidates availablePriceEUR2,495.00