Kalopsia Collective





MoOD / Indigo Brussels
20-24 September
Visit New Designers for more information

Award and Associate Price New Designers, London
Wednesday 28th June, 2017
Visit New Designers for more information

Talk Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh
Saturday 10th June, 2017
Visit Creative Edinburgh for more information

Fashion Revolution, Dundee
Tuesday 25th April, 2017
19:00 – 21:0

Lecture Theatre 3, Dalhousie Building, Dundee, University of Dundee

Join the revolution and campaign for change and demand transparency in the fashion supply chain. Join Kalopsia, Jen Ballie from V&A Dundee and Jordan Butler owner of 'Togs for Tots' with the discussion hosted by Dr Louise Valentine.



Meet the Manufacturer 24-25 May 2017
The only sourcing event exclusively for British fashion, textile & homeware manufacturers. Our next London show takes place at the Old Truman Brewery on 24th & 25th May 2017.

Brought to you by Make it British.


Friday, March 17th

"ReMantle and Make: round table discussion and showcase" at MakLab, Glasgow at 4pm.
ReMantle & Make has visited and gathered surplus materials from Scottish textile manufacturers for fashion and textile designers and researchers.


Fringe Fashion Week  

Monday 20th between 18:30 – 20:30
Reid Building, Glasgow School of Arts
Fringe Fashion Week is all about Make-Do & Make-New. Running parallel to London Fashion Week; RADIAL in collaboration with students across Glasgow, are hosting a week of FREE talks, workshop and film screenings exploring sustainable fashion.

More info

Thursday 2nd FEBRUARY 2017
Glasgow School of Art, Alytyre Campus, Forres Highlands

Friday 13th JANUARY 2017

‘Re-Mantle and Make’ led by the The Glasgow School of Art and research funded by a larger project titled ‘Future Makespaces in Redistributed Manufacturing’, a two-year research project funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). The larger project is led by the Royal College of Art, London, and explores the role of maker spaces in redistributed manufacturing (RdM).Our study will be undertaken in partnership with Kalopsia Collective, a micro-manufacturing unit based in Edinburgh, Scotland and MakLab maker space in Glasgow."

- If you’re a designer passionate about contributing to a circular way of thinking about our material future then please come and join us for a day of experiments and design activism!

Location: MAKLab Glasgow Charing Cross Studio, Glasgow
Date: Friday 13th January
Time: 8am until 8pm
For more information contact: Zoë Prosser z.prosser@gsa.ac.uk
For more info visit remantleandmake.wordpress.com

Kalopsia Textiles print collection at Handmade in Britain (Edinburgh) 28 - 30 Oct 2016
Handmade Edinburgh brings the most exciting contemporary designer/makers to Edinburgh.

Friday 28th October Saturday 29th October Sunday 30th October
10.00 to 18.00
Private View:
Thursday 27th October 18.00 to 21:00


Meet The Manufacturer, London, THE OLD TRUMAN BREWERY, BRICK LANE ON 25TH & 26TH MAY.

Meet the Manufacturer is the only sourcing event exclusively for British clothing, textile & leathergoods manufacturers



A Kalopsia Collective Launch - Assemble
The Biscuit Factory, Edinburgh
Thursday 7th of April 2016 7pm

The Hub: make | create | wear

Discover a new collection of creative retail at Ocean Terminal. The Facility is a new communal making space that encourages fashion and textile creatives to work more sustainably. Designers can take advantage of the micro-manufacturing offered by Kalopsia or create their own products using recovered textile equipment. Location: 1st floor 24th September.

The Facility - Stage One. Operational launch Connect | Collaborate | Innovate The Facility - Stage One Operational Launch

A 'Micro-Manufacturing Makerspace' opening in the heart of Leith. A Textiles focused Micro-Manufacturing Makerspace will be opening the doors to makers, designers and the public to celebrate the evening with mingling, panel discussions, drinks and music.



April 24th

An Octavo Fika presentation from Kalopsia collective

This is a one-off ‘performance-exhibition,’ combining dance, spoken-word, illustration and video installation, costume and textiles and the written word. All elements take, as a starting-point, stories from the artbook, Charlotte & The Charlatan. Each artist is invited to interpret the text freely. The culmination will be a presentation of these collaborations in an engaging, entertaining performance-event, under the banner of Kalopsia’s Octavo Fika project. 

Contributors and Performers by:
- curated by Kalopsia 
- texts and book by J. A. Sutherland
- illustration, Lizzie Quirke
- spoken word, Paulos Monsterglue, Iona Lee, Tasha Porritt
- dance artist Janine Melanie Wyse
- video installation, Cristina Spiteri
- design/editing, Nicole Strachan Lili King
- costumes, textiles, Kalopsia, & Rachel Lobban
- music, Small Feet Little Toes (
- wine
- audience participation, yes!

This will take place on the evening of April 24th 8pm
Suitable only for adults.
The entry charge will include a glass of wine or alternative. Hand-made copies of the book will be available to buy.

Ocean Terminal, 1st floor. The Community Space


Re-make | Re-do | Re-wear is a project that gives clothing and textiles a new life through embellishment, re-design and re-construction.

This project will consist of a mini production line formed of designers and makers from Kalopsia.

The public will be asked to bring an object (a garment, bag, textile item etc) that they feel has lost its value/purpose. They will be asked to hand over the item to the 'service' and will in return be given a receipt while the item is being 'processed'. They will then come back to a transformed item; the Kalopsia team will be re-making the item, removing all labels and develop a new design and purpose for it.

This is to breath a new life and a new value to peoples unwanted textiles. This project is to promote ideas about circular economy and closed loop textiles design.

Summerhall, Edinburgh 
April 19th, 10AM - 5PM


LAUCHING - 13/02/15

DATES - 14/02/15 - 09/03/15

We are very excited to present BeFab Be Creative’s  Printed and Co. and their official Launch. Opening Friday the 13th of February 2015.
Printed and Co. is a curated collection of some of BeFab’s most talented Designers. 

Exhibition open Monday-Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 11am-5pm


DATES - 16/01/15 - 07/02/15

Kalopsia presents [SPACE] - a curated exhibition by Danny Lamb.

Coburg House showcase and Exhibition 

Opening 17th of October
Ocean Terminal

Barefoot in Business

- Fashion show and film screening in parternship with the and Edinburgh University’s Fresher Fayre 
Saturday 13th September TIME: 11.30am - 4pm 
Potterow, Edinburgh University, 5/2 Bristo Square, Edinburgh

Kalopsia Presents ‘Barefoot in Business’ 
Ugandan entrepreneurs and Scrumptious Productions

Opening Thursday 18th of September
19-21 September

Kalopsia Gallery
Ocean Terminal
Ocean Drive


Opening August 8th 6pm
Live Performance during the evening.
Continues 9-31 August

Opening hours
Monday-Saturday 10am-6pm
Sunday 11am-5pm

Kalopsia Gallery
1st Floor Ocean Terminal, Leith Edinburgh

The Artist Writing Room at ECA, part of Edinburgh Art Festival

Octavo Fika Collection

Private View 15th August 18:00
16th – 24th August 2014

11:00 – 17:00
Room C28, Edinburgh College of Art Main Building, Lauriston Place, Edinburgh

The Scarf Creation

Opening July 5th
Continues 6-31 July 

Opening hours
Monday-Saturday 10am-6pm
Sunday 11am-5pm

Kalopsia Gallery
Ocean Terminal, Leith Edinburgh

Words, Pattern and Coding CCA: The Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow

13, 20, 27 of July
12.30pm, £5 (£3), Clubroom
Ages 16+
Book online / 0141 352 4900
For more info visit CCA


Refugee Week Scotland 2014

Kalopsia presents Textile Migration - A story of Leith

Textile Migration /Textile Leith

Opening June 7th 
Continues 8-29 June 

Opening hours
Monday-Saturday 10am-6pm
Sunday 11am-5pm

Kalopsia Gallery
Ocean Terminal, Leith Edinburgh

16-22nd of June

Kalopsia Gallery, Leith Edinburgh

LeithLate 2014
Kalopsia presents ‘The Scarf Creation’

21st of June

22nd of June
Gayfield Creative Spaces, “The Kiosk” Edinburgh

Octavo Fika at Turn the Page 

International book exhibition
The forum, Norwich 

2nd-3rd of May 2014

Octavo Fika at Platform Arts Belfast 

Exhibition Opening: 6-9pm, Thurs 15 May

Textiles in Context: 1.30pm, Sat 17 May
- Artist-led discussion on the use & perception of textiles in contemporary art. 

Workshops: Sun 18 May, 12pm
- Pattern, coding and 
the visual communication

Continues 16-24 of May 2014

Textile Illustration at Kalopsia Gallery

Private View 14th of March 

Exhibition continues:
15th-30th March
Monday- Saturday 10am-6pm
Sunday 11am-5pm

Ocean Terminal, Leith

Textile Photography

February 21 - March 9 
Private View Friday 21st

Opening hours 2nd-15th of February Monday to Saturday10am-6pm, Sunday 11am-5pm
Ocean Terminal
Leith, Edinburgh

Artists Book Market at Fruitmarket Gallery

March 1
Fruitmarket Gallery

45 Market Street
Edinburgh, EH1 1DF 


Kalopsia’s latest exhibition in the series, showcasing the most innovate and exciting Contemporary Textiles work for around the world.

February 1-15, 2014
Open Launch Saturday 1st of February 7pm-9pm
Opening hours 2nd-15th of February Monday to Saturday10am-6pm, Sunday 11am-5pm
Ocean Terminal
Leith, Edinburgh

Octavo Fika Narrative 


Noun Narrative can be a story or account of events, experiences – true or fictional. A narrative can be a book, literary and work that can contain a story. A creation of narrative by art, technique or a process. 
Adjective Consisting of or being a narrative: a narrative poem. Pertaining to narration: narrative skill.

The exhibition will take place between November 25th and December 2nd as part of ‘Book Week Scotland’ 2013 at Ocean Terminal, Edinburgh
98 Ocean Dr

Kalopsia presents ‘Octavo Fika’ - an event featuring work by over 50 International and local book creators who have explored the idea of the Book and its Narrative, expressed through a wide range of illustrative media; drawing, wood work, book binding, poetry, textiles and much more. 

Octavo Fika’ focuses on work that creates a sequence of words, texts and images that leads from one to another as a literal or an implied narration that emerges through the relationship of the previous to the following. This week-long event will hold book signings, workshops and talks presented in a relaxed exhibition environment together with a cup of tea (or coffee!). 

"What is Textiles?"

This is an open submission for anyone! 

WHAT IS TEXTILES? 1-year anniversary at Gallery17 in Edinburgh

A show that sees Textiles as a distinct artistic practice, that opens up the debate on “What is Textiles”.

What is Textiles to you? Is it the touch, the pattern, the movement, the sound, the smell, the process, the making, the feeling, the thinking, the colour, the history, the space, the touch…?

Kalopsia are looking for innovative and exciting work from different fields. We are looking for work that explores the idea and pushes the boundaries of what Textiles can be - letting Textiles have a space in the contemporary art scene.

The exhibition will take place at Gallery7teen October 17th - 23th

Translations of Traditions' 

Showcasing the works of creators Adam Robertson, Nina Falk, Rachel Lobban and Craig Coulthard and colour anaylsis expert Aileen Lobban.

The work in this exhibition has been influenced by the traditions of Scotland and that of Colour. Combining traditional crafts/ideas of Scotland/Colour and engaging with them in a contemporary way.

 13th-18th August 2013 

The Colour Room



Octavo Fika 3

The Forest Cafe,

29th - 30th July

"What Is Textiles?"

11 Gayfield Square

Private View: Friday 26th of April 6pm-9pm
April 27th - May 2nd 10am-5pm

Turn the page

The Forum, Norwich, Uk
May the 3-4th 2013

Octavo Fika Book exhibition

The Colour Room, Edinburgh

68 Henderson Row
Edinburgh EH3 5UK 

Friday the 30th 7pm-9pm 
Saturday-Monday 10am-4pm 

What is Textiles
Stockholm, Sweden
13th of October 2012

At Moreismore
Open seminar at 15:00 with the creators of Kalopsia Collective