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Big Do 2021

Be a part of the Big Do and the International Design Hackathon Summit 2021!

Apply to Big Do!

Textile & Fashion 2030 are seeking motivated partners, located across the world, to take part in the Big Do design hackathon. Taking part in the Big Do gives your organisation a chance to participate in the transformation of our industry, developing tangible and forward-thinking solutions to identified issues.

With the Sustainable Development Goals as a base line, you will create design concepts that transcends the ideas of what is sustainable in the apparel and textile industry. Together, we will nudge positive impact on the planetary boundaries to inspire stakeholders in our industry to move into a transformative decade, building a new prosperous state for apparel and textiles.

This is your chance to take on the really big problems of our industry!
– What might the future of your organisation be?

20 April
Deadline for applications
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29 April
Notification of acceptance to selected participants
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11 May
Workshop with participants
Mentoring and concept preparation
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June
Concepts connected to challenges ready by participants
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August
Big DO Design Hackathon
Participants create their concepts in local lab environments
and/or lab environments provided by Textile & Fashion 2030
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September
Concepts ready to be communicated
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26 October
International Design Hackathon Summit 2021
Presentation of concepts

What is Big Do?

The purpose of the Big Do design hackathon is to exhibit how Apparel and Textile Design can become a lighthouse to a beautiful, clean, just, and thriving circular economy.

With the Sustainable Development Goals as a base line, design concepts are created that transcends the ideas of what is sustainable in the apparel and textile industry. Together, we will nudge positive impact on the planetary boundaries to inspire stakeholders in our industry to move into a transformative decade, building a new prosperous state for apparel and textiles.

Why should you take a part in it?

Taking part in the Big Do gives your organisation a chance to participate in the transformation of our industry, developing tangible and forward-thinking solutions to identified issues. With a Global, Cultural and Regenerative perspective we will support you and work together to develop visionary outcomes in response to the UN SDGs, rather than remaining focussed on what is possible right now.

We are seeking motivated partners, located in across the world, from Silicon Valley, California, to Sweden and Johannesburg, South Africa. This is your chance to take on the really big problems of our industry! What might the future of your organisation be?

What will happen with the result?

The outcomes of the Big Do hackathons will be presented with an exhibition of texts, images and movies during the international Hackathon Summit in October 2021.

The aim with the International Design Hackathon Summit is to inspire and give the textile- and fashion industry insights for creating solutions towards sustainability and circular economy. On this digital event the participants in Big Do will get a chance to inspire and challenge other companies by sharing results and experiences from the Big Do process.

Later the work will be presented in Exposé, which is a design-driven public exhibition concept within the framework of Textile & Fashion 2030 that aims to present and make available visionary and problem-solving examples and the latest in a circular and sustainable textile sector and related research.

Examples from previous Big Do

More outcomes can be seen in the Digital Exposé

How will the Big Do support you?

We will help you to build knowledge and connections to support you to deliver the transformation intent of the workshops. We will provide mentoring from experts in sustainable and circular fashion and textiles. In the May workshop we will help you to develop long term vision, and the tangible concept for Big Do, and source/supply materials that you need for the Big Do in August. You will have access to the textile labs within the Swedish School of Textiles such as: Weaving, knitting, printing, colouration, construction labs and the Do Tank.

Design Challenges

The Design challenges are developed from a selection of UN Sustainable Development Goals which are spaces where the fashion and textile industries can make a real difference.

6: Clean water and sanitation

Design Challenge Goal 6 image

Perhaps you want to address Sustainable Development Goal 6 and create positive impact on natural water cycles to guarantee safe clean and just access to water and sanitation?

8: Decent work and Economic Growth

Design Challenge Goal 8 image

Maybe you want to tackle Decent work and economic growth to ensure a prosperous and altruistic textile and apparel industry with safe and secure work environments that is in symbiosis with both natural cycles and cultural values.

Challenge addressing SDG 8 (expand)

9: Industry, innovation and infrastructure

Design Challenge Goal 9 image

Industry, innovation and infrastructure is a key part of the fashion and textile value chain, We need to consider new resource efficient technologies, shared languages, collaboration, and new ways of measuring success to ensure inclusiveness, accessibility and transparency we can all trust.

Challenge addressing SDG 9 (expand)

12: Responsible consumption and production

Design Challenge Goal 12 image

We need transformative action to encourage responsible consumption and production – ensuring that all stakeholders have access to information about affairs that affects them, and the knowledge and awareness needed to create positive impact.

Challenge addressing SDG 12 (expand)

13: Climate Action

Design Challenge Goal 13 image

Sustainable development goal 13 demands we take Climate Action! Maybe you can develop a way to help restore the natural carbon cycle and builds resilient eco-system that supports prosperity for all.

Challenge addressing SDG 13 (expand)

15: Life on Land

Deign Challenge Goal 15 image

Our actions impact life on land in a myriad of ways. At the Big Do you can seek to create ways that ‘by design’ restores natural habitats for all living creatures and builds resilient eco-systems to support prosperity for all.

Challenge addressing SDG 15 (expand)

17: Partnership for the goals

Design Challenge Goal 17 image

We need partnerships for the goals to work – it is through collaboration we can take the kind of transformative action needed

Challenge addressing SDG 17 (expand)

The results: Reach for the stars!

The outcomes of the Big Do will be in two parts, on one hand you will present an inspiring vision for the future, and on the other a tangible example of how we can get to that future. Perhaps you will develop a new innovative, circular product that contributes positively to water quality? Maybe a service that transforms interactions between your company and the citizens you serve, or perhaps an exciting new process that transforms your supply chain, improving the lives of all it impacts.

How do you take part?

You don’t need to know what you are going to do yet, we will help you work on that – but you need to complete our simple application form by the 20th of April 2021. The applications will be assessed and successful applicants will be notified on the 29th of April. 

APPLY!
Apply for Big Do 2021 by downloading the application form here

Important Dates

  • 20 April: Deadline for applications
  • 29 April: Notification of acceptance
  • 11 May: Workshop with participants
  • June: Concepts connected to challenges ready
  • August: Big Do month
  • September: Concept ready to be communicated
  • 26 October: International Design Hackathon Summit 2021

Contact: Anett Aldman