Shumka Centre for Creative Entrepreneurship has partnered with Simon Fraser University to deliver Make Change Studio 2019 – 2020 program at Emily Carr University.
SFU’s Make Change Studio combines business and design principles to teach students how to develop a design-led, socially responsible venture that delivers products and services to real customers. Titled “Make Change Studio: (Re) Fashioning the Local Textile Industry”, the 2019 – 2020 program will focus on the sustainable textile industry in Vancouver and engage two local experts in textiles and clothing — Emily Smith (co-founder of Vancouver MiniMaker Faire and founder of Vancouver Fibreshed), Stephanie Ostler (founder and CEO of Devil May Wear) and John Bondoc (co-founder ASIF and former Creative Director, Converse Innovation).
Spanning across Fall 2019 – Summer 2020, the program is delivered in 3 terms. The first term will focus on research through making and connecting with industry, the second on iterating and prototyping design-led businesses and propositions, and the third term on launching a design-led venture.
Through this exciting opportunity, students from Emily Carr and SFU will work together to unpack some of the issues, challenges and opportunities in Vancouver’s textile and apparel industry. The program will create and bring together textile entrepreneurs, and form an ecosystem of local opportunities, environmentally-responsible ventures, products, and/or propositions.
Program News & Updates:
Local Fibres : Local Futures | Local assembly: November 30
Local Fibres : Local Futures Communiqué
Building a sustainable fashion industry with a program at SFU/Emily Carr: Emily Smith and Stephanie Ostler on CBC Our Vancouver