Fabric of Life
About our series venues
Just launching, The Conduit serves as a home for a diverse community of people passionate about social change. Bringing together social entrepreneurs, investors, creatives, business leaders, policy-makers and civil society, The Conduit acts as a catalytic platform for individuals tackling some of the most pressing challenges facing us today. Members share the belief that the world’s most significant problems can be viewed as opportunities for entrepreneurial solutions, and that knowledge, skills, technology and capital can lead to transformative impact. The Conduit’s Programme showcases solutions and engenders a better understanding of the trends, opportunities and geo-political forces shaping our world.
The Arts Club
The Arts Club was founded in 1863 by men of vision in order to provide a haven for those people who had professional or amateur relationships with the Arts, Literature or Sciences. The Club has provided this hospitality and friendship ever since, having survived two world wars, as well as political and economic anomalies over the years.
A converted car factory, now home to photography studios and events spaces that play host to both high level fashion shoots and events ranging from product launches and to celebrations of all kinds, Sunbeam Studios is a unique blend of Edwardian elegance and modern aesthetic.
The Future Fabrics Expo
(Victoria House Basement)
The Future Fabrics Expo aims to provide the fashion industry with a one-stop shop for accessing a broad range of material solutions, and the strategic tools needed to respond to the critical imperative to change current practices presented by the wasteful and polluting impacts of the fashion and textile industries. Since its inception in 2011, the Expo has facilitated and supported sustainable sourcing practices, enabling fashion brands to begin diversifying their fabrics and materials and lowering environmental impacts.
The V&A Fashioned from Nature Exhibition
The first UK exhibition to explore the complex relationship between fashion and nature from 1600 to the present day. This exhibition presents fashionable dress alongside natural history specimens, innovative new fabrics and dyeing processes, inviting visitors to think about the materials of fashion and the sources of their clothes.
more coming soon...