Design for Change Retreat

New Order of Fashion (NOoF) invites (aspiring) fashion design professionals to join us for an invigorating week-long programme exploring the knowledge and skills we need for a better fashion future!

Located at the NOoF LAB in Eindhoven, the ‘Design for Change’ retreat addresses the contemporary issues fashion faces: on climate, environment, production, consumption, and wellbeing for people. Through a combination of theory and hands-on exercises, we’ll examine the various paths that can be taken to a cleaner, smarter and more caring fashion future.

Together with a stellar line up of international speakers, experts and workshop hosts, we will collectively investigate the overarching goal of sustainable and circular fashion design. The program includes topics and methodologies such as systemic thinking, local regeneration, material understanding & value, crafts, remake and repair skills, and building resilient communities.

Join us at NOoF’s sustainable fashion and textile LAB for a fun and exploratory week with a group of like-minded individuals who wish to commit to a better fashion future!



Day one: Getting to know you and what you want to achieve this week. What is sustainable fashion? What is the difference between circular and regenerative? Deepening systemic Understanding both theoretically as in practice.

Day two: Deepening your material understanding. Learning to value materials. Circular context in practice, and the role of community.

Day three: Craft Methodologies, including fibres and basketry.

Day four: Introduction of Remake and Repair principles. Learning upcycle and remake skills. And start of the assignment.

Day five: dedicated to finishing your Design for Change assignment using the NOoF LAB facilities, machines and expert mentorship. Presentation of your end results to the retreat participants and staff. Wrap up.



The Design for Change Retreat offers a limited number of seats to ensure an intensive, safe and intimate learning environment, where exchange, fee sharing of ideas and open discussion are at the heart of the learning experience.

Tickets include a daily lunch, coffee, tea and other non-alcoholic drinks, a daily closing drink and a welcome diner.


Past the Early Bird period (25 May 2023), special Student Only fees apply. Please e-mail for more info on Student tickets.