Irina Molohovsky

Frameworq is a Design Lab, advocating the principles of Circular Economy through a series of upcycling workshops and events to promote healthy and sustainable closed loop practices by designers, consumers and retailers.

Taking special interest in textile waste practices in Vancouver, Frameworq launched a 2 month Upcycling Project in 2015, featuring a group of independent designers and 2 classes from the fashion design program at the Art Institute of Vancouver. All 23 designers were challenged to create a method to upcycle post consumer waste into ready to wear garments. 
The work of the designers was revealed at a 2 weeks exhibition at Dudoc Vancouver and culminated in a Fashion show at Club FiveSixty, operated by 40 volunteers and drawing almost 200 guests and industry.
Currently Frameworq is developing an educational sustainability program for designers and continuing to advocate the principles of circular Economy and sustainability through its online platform and recurring series of Fix-It events in collaboration with the Vancouver Fix-It Collective.

Some of the events organized by Frameworq:

• Upcycling Project (3 month project with 23 designers on board)
• Fashion show
• Exhibitions
• Design Challenges
• Fix it events in collaboration with Vancouver Fix it collective and MakerMobile
• Various Workshops
• Clothing Swaps
• Other events (Earth Day event in collaboration with Flaunt Fashion Library)