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What is the Great Recovery?

The current economic and environmental challenges of take, make, dispose manufacturing are becoming apparent. Increasing supply risk and rising costs of materials is putting pressure on businesses to change. We need to shift towards more circular systems and good design thinking is pivotal to this transition. The Great Recovery is building new networks to explore the issues, investigate innovation gaps and incubate new partnerships.

Fab Friday April 24th: Fashion Revolution


At each of our monthly Fab Friday events, we invite you to join us to explore a different industry or topic with our circular economy hats on. This month we focus on fashion and textiles.

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Resource 2015 and the Game of Circularity


How we brought the circular economy in action to Resource 2015 with 3D printing, stripped down sofas and a large amount of Brio!

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Fab Fridays! Join us and Fab Lab London

Faberdashery set up 3D printer_Fab Lab London, RSA (2)

Want to learn more about design in the circular economy? Want to see what you can get up to at Fab Lab London? Then Fab Fridays are for you! Come along and find out more

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The Survivor Sofa Story


We generate approximately 1.5 million tonnes of bulky waste each year. How can design rethink these sofas, mattresses and furniture for a more circular economy?

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Tracking & Tracing materials


As experimentation for a circular economy gathers pace, it is becoming increasingly evident that we need effective ways to track and trace materials, components and products through a system –from manufacture to end of life.

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