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Fashion District Festival
22-26 September 2021

From 22-26 September 2021, Fashion District Festival, a five-day celebration of sustainability and innovation launches in and around Stratford. Shoppers, start-ups and emerging talent can buy, learn and network with pop-up stores, styling sessions, a vintage market, workshops, events and installations. Welcome to the future of fashion.

Shop: The best new sustainable brands and pre-loved fashion at Westfield Stratford
Watch: Showcases and styling events at D&D’s Haugen in the newly-built Pavilion
Make: Repair, reuse and recycle at Westfield Stratford and The Lab E20
Grow: Learn, pitch and network for your start-up brand with The Trampery at the British Council, The Lab E20 and The Stratford

On 27 September 2021, students are invited to the Fashion District Festival Student Takeover. This one-day experience will enable young creatives to expand their network, learn new skills, and engage with topical conversations on sustainability and innovation. Join the next generation of conscious designers and entrepreneurs.

The Festival aims to:

Showcase
Fashion businesses to the industry and their customers
Support
Start-ups and emerging talent in the industry
Engage

The community and conscious consumers

The Fashion District brings together fashion, technology, business and education in East London to meet, compete, collaborate and innovate. The Festival is split over different sites, so we have created a map with easy-to-navigate icons that will help you find and understand the activity across venues in and around Westfield Stratford.

Exclusive Offers
If you’re searching for somewhere local to stay during the Festival, be sure to check out The Stratford, The Holiday Inn, or Staybridge Suites. To sample delicious food and drinks between events, try D&D’s Haugen and visit Kitchen E20 for an exclusive festival-goers discount.

Want an overview of the week? Download our Festival Programme PDF – a one-page overview of all our events.

Upcoming Events

Day
Venue
Shop – Fashion District Pop up Shop
Shop – Fashion District Pop up ShopLocation: WestfieldThe heart of the festival, our pop-up shop in Westfield Stratford is the destination for sustainable fashion, rental pieces, new designers, innovative start-up brands and smart ways to update your wardrobe […]Book now
MAKE – RETURE WORKSHOP WITH DESIGNBLENDER
MAKE – RETURE WORKSHOP WITH DESIGNBLENDERLocation: WestfieldLearn how to upcycle your own statement jewellery piece with Alexa Papavasileiou and her team. Get creative in reworking vintage chains, pearls and waste fabrics. Bring along an old piece of jewellery […]Book now
GROW – Lone Design Club: Designer Meet Up
GROW – Lone Design Club: Designer Meet UpLocation: WestfieldCalling all designers and makers, this event is for you! Lone Design Club’s quarterly Designer Meet Up is a chance to meet like minded industry professionals. Meet, greet and network with other designers, makers, entrepreneurs […]Book now
Watch – Fashion District Festival Showcase
Watch – Fashion District Festival ShowcaseLocation: The PavilionCelebrate East London’s extraordinary fashion talent at the Fashion District Festival party right in the heart of the Olympic Village, with a one-off performance directed by On|Off Creative Director Lee Lapthorne.Book now
SHOP – Fashion District Pop up Shop
SHOP – Fashion District Pop up ShopLocation: WestfieldThe heart of the festival, our pop-up shop in Westfield Stratford is the destination for sustainable fashion, rental pieces, new designers, innovative start-up brands and smart ways to update your wardrobe […] Book now
MAKE – Trashion Factory Workshop
MAKE – Trashion Factory WorkshopLocation: The Lab E20Learn how to upcycle a scarf into a kimono. In two hours you will learn how to measure yourself, prepare and cut your scarf and hand-sew it. Transform your own scarf (please only bring really big ones) or choose one from our […]Book now
Grow – Good Work for Fashion
Grow – Good Work for FashionLocation: British CouncilJoin The Trampery to find out how London’s fashion industry can adopt more sustainable, inclusive and ethical best practice with a Good Work Standard for Fashion. This event will introduce how The Mayor of London’s […]Book now
MAKE – Reture Workshop with Sabinna
MAKE – Reture Workshop with SabinnaLocation: The Lab E20Crochet a cross-body bag with Sabinna using beautiful left-over yarns from their production! In this 2 hour workshop you will learn how to crochet a cross-body bag, discover new upcycling techniques and meet like-minded […]Book now
GROW – Redefining Fashion’s Future
GROW – Redefining Fashion’s FutureLocation: WestfieldFounder of Fanfare Label, Esther Knight, and Co-Founder and CEO of RETURE, Nina Van Volkinburg, PhD, will be joined by industry professionals to discuss the current landscape of sustainable and circular fashion […]Book now
GROW – the materialist: the future of second life fabrics
GROW – the materialist: the future of second life fabricsLocation: British CouncilBringing together a panel of circularity activists, this session will explore strategies around sourcing and scaling with second life fabrics; opportunities through localisation; and new approaches to fashion business models […]Book now
MAKE – Arpilleras Workshop with Anciela
MAKE – Arpilleras Workshop with AncielaLocation: The Lab E20This workshop is inspired by The Arpilleras, traditional embroidered and quilted patchwork that depicted the stories of vulnerable women in Latin America and artists such as Violeta Parra. The technique was humble and conscious […]Book now
GROW – THE TRAMPERY: SUSTAINABLE MATERIALS
GROW – THE TRAMPERY: SUSTAINABLE MATERIALSLocation: British CouncilThe Trampery will be hosting a panel talk on Sustainable Materials’ as part of the Fashion Circle series. Learn how fashion brands are revolutionising materials and their usage. Fashion Circle is a series of talks and […]Book now
Grow – A Transparent Future for Fashion
Grow – A Transparent Future for FashionLocation: The StratfordOver the past few years, conversations around transparency in fashion have become more prominent, fostering debates and discussions about ethical and sustainable supply chains, materials and buying habits.Book now
GROW – The Backroom Pitch
GROW – The Backroom PitchLocation: The StratfordExpressions of interest are now open for ‘The Backroom Pitch’. This Fashion District event is in association with Diarra Smith, an expert investment consultant from Year Here and Backed Venture Capital, and supported by Beauhurst […]Book now
GROW – Fashion Rewired with Fashion Innovation Agency
GROW – Fashion Rewired with Fashion Innovation AgencyLocation: The StratfordCOVID-19 has accelerated the pace of change within the fashion industry. Never has the industry been so willing to adopt technology to create and sell fashion, and connect to their consumers, expanding what is known as […]Book now
SHOP – Fashion District Pop up Shop
SHOP – Fashion District Pop up ShopLocation: WestfieldThe heart of the festival, our pop-up shop in Westfield Stratford is the destination for sustainable fashion, rental pieces, new designers, innovative start-up brands and smart ways to update your wardrobe […]Book now
MAKE – Play Capes for Kids Workshop (ages 4-10)
MAKE – Play Capes for Kids Workshop (ages 4-10)Location: The Lab E20Join Making for Change and Trashion Factory to upcycle old clothes into children’s superhero capes. Rounding off with a kids’ catwalk show finale, this workshop will inspire imaginary play and encourage creativity […]Book now
SHOP – Fashion Market by Waltham Forest Fashion
SHOP – Fashion Market by Waltham Forest FashionLocation: WestfieldShop from local, independent designers with vintage and pre-loved fashion in association with the Waltham Forest fashion community. Saturday 25th September 10.00-18.00 Westfield, Four Dials […]Book now
GROW – THE TRAMPERY: SUSTAINABLE FUTURES
GROW – THE TRAMPERY: SUSTAINABLE FUTURESLocation: British CouncilThe Trampery’s panel talk will examine ‘Sustainable Futures’ as part of the Fashion Circle series. Taking a look at emerging fashion brands that are more radical, more inclusive, and more sustainable than ever before […]Book now
SHOP – John Lewis Styling Sessions
SHOP – John Lewis Styling SessionsLocation: WestfieldJoin John Lewis’ professional stylists as they discuss their roles, day to day work life and backgrounds in the fashion industry. The stylists will share insights on capsule wardrobes, (using fewer items with different combinations […]Book now
GROW – THE TRAMPERY: SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS MODELS
GROW – THE TRAMPERY: SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS MODELSLocation: British CouncilThe Trampery will be delivering a panel talk on ‘Sustainable Business Models’ as part of the Fashion Circle series. Join us to find out about the fashion brands that have pivoted to more sustainable business model […]Book now
Grow – A Diverse Future for Fashion
Grow – A Diverse Future for FashionLocation: The StratfordThis panel brings together leading industry voices to provide their own personal and professional perspectives on diversity in fashion. Chaired by Amir Kabel, this discussion will delve into the nuances of the systemic inequalities […]Book now
MAKE – Reture Workshop with Joao Maraschin
MAKE – Reture Workshop with Joao MaraschinLocation: WestfieldIn association with RETURE, watch and learn how to upcycle your own preloved garments through creative customisation with London-based Brazilian designer Joao Maraschin. This workshop will focus on how to upcycle […]Book now
GROW – THE TRAMPERY: SUSTAINABLE MANUFACTURING
GROW – THE TRAMPERY: SUSTAINABLE MANUFACTURINGLocation: British CouncilThe Trampery will be delivering a panel talk on ‘Sustainable Manufacturing’ and the way businesses are changing the way fashion is made, from artisanal production to the return of UK manufacturing […]Book now
GROW – An Inclusive Future for Fashion
GROW – An Inclusive Future for FashionLocation: The StratfordThis fireside chat brings together leading voices that are driving conversations around inclusivity within the fashion industry. Join us to learn more about the importance of adaptive fashion, the challenges currently […]Book now
MAKE – DiscoMake with Fashion Open Studio
MAKE – DiscoMake with Fashion Open StudioLocation: The Lab E20Join Fashion Open Studio for an evening of disco-making! Come together with makers, designers and influencers to mend, share, swap, transform, repair and create while partying. Knit, patch, restyle and play whilst learning […]Book now
GROW – DOTTE: The Future is Resale
GROW – DOTTE: The Future is ResaleLocation: The StratfordWith clothes resale projected to be twice the size of fast fashion in just a decade, peer-to-peer kidswear marketplace Dotte will be bring together leaders in sustainable fashion to discuss the opportunity that brands have to embrace […]Book now
MAKE – RETURE WORKSHOP WITH 4649.REC
MAKE – RETURE WORKSHOP WITH 4649.RECLocation: The Lab E20Repair your clothes with a Japanese twist! Bring an old garment of your choice from your wardrobe and rejuvenate it with vintage Japanese kimono fabric scraps from our production process. Together we’ll give […]Book now
SHOP – Fashion Market by Waltham Forest Fashion
SHOP – Fashion Market by Waltham Forest FashionLocation: WestfieldShop from local and independent designers, with vintage and pre-loved fashion in association with the Waltham Forest fashion community. Sunday 26th September 12.00-17.00 Westfield, Four Dials […]Book now
SHOP – Fashion District Pop up Shop
SHOP – Fashion District Pop up ShopLocation: WestfieldThe heart of the festival, our pop-up shop in Westfield Stratford is the destination for sustainable fashion, rental pieces, new designers, innovative start-up brands and smart ways to update your wardrobe […]Book now
GROW – Getting Your Foot in the Creative Door
GROW – Getting Your Foot in the Creative DoorLocation: WestfieldAn interactive session for budding fashion and creative professionals from diverse backgrounds interested in pursuing a career in fashion. Join the founder of Fashion Minority Report, Daniel Peters, and selected guests as they discuss […]Book now
MAKE – Reture Workshop with TOM-O
MAKE – Reture Workshop with TOM-OLocation: The Lab E20Transform your preloved fabrics into a bag that reflects your personality, with upcycling designer TOM-O. Learn how to patchwork any preloved garment or fabric and create a custom-made bag that can reused time and time again […]Book now
MAKE – Denim Revamp with The Fashion School (ages 9-15)
MAKE – Denim Revamp with The Fashion School (ages 9-15)Location: WestfieldElevate and revamp your jeans with The Fashion School. During this interactive workshop, learn how to customise and personalise your denim garment to reflect your personal style. Bring along a denim piece […]Book now
MAKE – The Prince’s Foundation Workshop
MAKE – The Prince’s Foundation WorkshopLocation: The Lab E20This workshop welcomes complete beginners and those with intermediate sewing ability for an afternoon designing and making a lanyard phone case. You will be taken through the basics of working with a sewing machine […]Book now
SHOP – Fashion District Pop up Shop
SHOP – Fashion District Pop up ShopLocation: WestfieldThe heart of the festival, our pop-up shop in Westfield Stratford is the destination for sustainable fashion, rental pieces, new designers, innovative start-up brands and smart ways to update your wardrobe. Book now
STUDENT TAKEOVER: Future Fashion
STUDENT TAKEOVER: Future FashionLocation: The Lab E20Join us to hear from an exciting line-up of emerging designers and fashion companies who specialise in practices of ethical and sustainable fashion. As the effects of climate change become more and more obvious every day […]Book now
STUDENT TAKEOVER: Digital Fashion
STUDENT TAKEOVER: Digital FashionLocation: The Lab E20Once a just niche aimed at tech enthusiasts, digital fashion saw its moment in the events of 2020. Join us for this panel talk as we discuss how the pandemic revolutionised the way we think about apparel – both as creators […]Book now
STUDENT TAKEOVER: Digital Fashion Workshop
STUDENT TAKEOVER: Digital Fashion WorkshopLocation: The Lab E20Join Flair, an innovative new showcasing platform and marketplace, in an introductory workshop to AR technology, and a conversation about its rising popularity within fashion. Flair is an online space offering the next generation […]Book now
Design For Rental Hackathon with LOANHOOD
Design For Rental Hackathon with LOANHOODLocation: The Lab E20Design for Rental is the new way to design fashion for longevity and inclusivity. Come along to this Hackathon, a problem solving workshop where we take a look at traditional design and adapt it for rental and the future consumer […]Book now
Student Takeover: Remake and Restore Workshop
Student Takeover: Remake and Restore WorkshopLocation: The Lab E20Join us for an evening of upcycling and repair with textile and craft studio, Make Town, and mending experts, Restoration London. Come along to master a new craft, learn how to extend the life of your clothing and connect with […]Book now
SHOP – Fashion District Pop up Shop
SHOP – Fashion District Pop up ShopLocation: WestfieldThe heart of the festival, our pop-up shop in Westfield Stratford is the destination for sustainable fashion, rental pieces, new designers, innovative start-up brands and smart ways to update your wardrobe […]Book now
SHOP – Fashion District Pop up Shop
SHOP – Fashion District Pop up ShopLocation: WestfieldThe heart of the festival, our pop-up shop in Westfield Stratford is the destination for sustainable fashion, rental pieces, new designers, innovative start-up brands and smart ways to update your wardrobe […]Book now

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