We’re excited to announce that for the third year running The Mills Fabrica is the official innovation partner for London Craft Week, 8th-14th May 2023. Join us in Kings Cross for an array of exhibitions, workshops and an exclusive one-day industry event of keynotes, panels and conversations around ‘Planet-Saving Innovations’.
London Craft Week returns for its ninth edition, bringing together the work of celebrated and emerging artists, makers and designers. The festival will showcase the best of craftsmanship and creativity from around the world.
Fabrica X, our innovation gallery and concept store, will be showcasing biomaterials juxtaposed with craftsmanship, with Biofabricate as our knowledge partner. Paying homage to our ancestors and preserving their techniques while celebrating a new form of craft by scientists and bio designers.
9 May 2023 - 13 May 2023: 09:00 - 18:00
14 May 2023: 11:00 - 17:00
Book your visit here.
This year, our flagship industry event “Planet-Saving Innovations” returns. Our programming will feature a series of keynotes, conversations and panels with the leading innovators and brands within the fashion industry, that are collectively tackling some of the biggest challenges we’re facing on our planet. Secure your ticket here.
Past speakers include Dan Widmaier – Co-Founder and CEO of Bolt Threads, Anya Hindmarch, Nick Blunden – President of BoF, and many more. Find more details on the 2022 edition here.
DATE: 11 May 2023
TIME: 9:00 - 14:00*
*Breakfast, lunch and refreshments will be provided.
Hosted in Fabrica Lab, you can register for any one of our hands-on engaging workshops. These are curated and led by the industry leaders of craftsmanship and innovation.
9 May 2023 | 14:00 - 16:00, 17:00 - 19:00
In this two-hour workshop, make your own custom sustainable handwash based on the innovative Blackmarket refill system. Participants are guided through creating their fragrance before making a handwash refill with it.
10 May 2023 | 14:00 - 16:00, 17:00 - 19:00
In this workshop, experiment with producing your own embellishments and sequins made from a range of biopolymers and natural pigments. Create gels that are formed into shape in CQ Studio’s handmade moulds, before learning stitch techniques to apply your new embellishments onto a unique embroidered design.
11 May 2023 | 10:00 - 12:00, 14:00 - 16:00
Attend an exciting workshop that combines textile screen printing with Colorifix’s bacterial dyeing technology. This hands-on session is led by Ruth Lloyd, a Living Colour systems researcher, textile print designer and Colorifix creative resident.
12 May 2023 | 10:00 - 12:00, 14:00 - 16:00
Founders Paul-Etienne and Sarah will guide you through creating your own natural dyes from fern foraged in ‘Forêt De Marchiennes‘ in Northern France. You will then use this to colour your own Maison Errance-designed, interior sculpture, to take home.
14 May 2023 | 11:00 - 17:00
Join this part-learning, part-making workshop to hear behind-the-scenes stories about the local female weavers from the Dulong River Valley and how the colour combinations of naze naze products are developed. You can also create your own colour combinations with the yarns used by the weavers and take home a small gift.
9 - 13 May 2023 | 10:00 - 11:00, 14:00 - 15:00, 16:00 - 17:00
14 May 2023 | 12:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 15:00
Eggshell Ceramic, a biomaterial, transforms food waste into biodegradable accessories, replacing our reliance on non-renewable materials. The Eggshell Ceramic can be dissolved in water and become a fertiliser to provide plant nutrients! Join our workshop brought to you by Fabrica X, made from eggshell waste donated by our neighbouring restaurants in King’s Cross!