Since 2012, Kalopsia has been an active driver and participant in textile waste management and sustainable production.
- 2013: Got approached by Zero Waste Scotland to work on a case study regarding a more sustainable Textiles future and “The Facility” was set up to provide a Textiles specific space with the focus on Textiles micro manufacturing, studios and marketing.
- 2016 : Our Assemble collection was launched at the Biscuit Factory in Edinburgh.
- 2016: Hosted Zero Waste Scotland’s Circular Economy launch, as part of the Scottish government’s 'Making Things Last’ campaign joined by EU Environment Commissioner Karmenu Vella and Environment Secretary Richard Lochhead
- 2017 : Our founders Nina and Adam were asked to judge at New Designers down in London for the first time.
- 2017: Kalopsia were part of Re-mantle and Make a round table talk and showcase centred around the use of surplus materials in Scottish manufacturing hosted by GSA.
- 2018: Kalopsia spoke at the British Antarctic Survey in Cambridge alongside leaders from the performance clothing industry, academia, and the entrepreneurial landscape to discuss Sustainable Innovations in Performance Clothing.
- 2019: The Ellen Macarthur foundation visited the Kalopsia studio and workshop in Leith to discuss circular design and fashion for a report by the foundation.
- 2020: Kalopsia were panelists for ‘Next Steps for Waste and Resources Policy in Scotland’ run by Westminster Business Forum.
- 2021: Kalopsia was used an an example of good practice in the textile manufacturing industry at COP26.
- 2022: Kalopsia moved from our workshop in Leith, Edinburgh to exciting new premises in Dunfermline to meet increased production demands.
- 2022: Hosted the launch of Zero Waste Scotland’s Circular Textiles Fund, welcoming Lorna Slater (Cabinet Minister for Circular Economy) and Ian Sculland (CEO, Zero waste Scotland) to our Dunfermline facility.