$9 NGV Member / $10 Adult


Tue 22 Mar
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm


Great Hall, NGV International
National Gallery of Victoria, Saint Kilda Road, Melbourne VIC, Australia


Accessible bathroom All Gender Bathroom Assistance Animals Welcome Wheelchair Access

full frame of hundreds of aluminium cans crushed into cubes for recycling. The cans are bring colour with some logos showing
Aluminium cans being processed at a recycling plant. Image courtesy of Alamy.


Presented by NGV

Presented by NGV and Sustainability Victoria

Join fashion industry leader Karen Webster for a compelling conversation on circularity in the world of consumer goods. How can investment accelerate climate positive businesses? How can a problem become a solution? Learn about cutting-edge systems, new material innovation, and strategies for rethinking how we design, manufacture and sell in a circular world. Panelists will share their personal expertise and inspiration working at the forefront of circular business and design for the everyday. 


Karen Webster  

Karen Webster is the Dean and Principal of the Melbourne campus of internationally acclaimed Design Institute LCI, fostering innovative and progressive design education. Karen has been a design advocate and leading academic in Australia’s creative industries for over four decades. She has served on numerous government and industry advisory boards across the creative industries. 

Samantha Seljak

Samantha Seljak is co-founder and managing director of Seljak brand. Together with her sister Karina, she harnesses the value of textile waste to create beautiful products that are circular by design. Seljak Brand’s award-winning closed loop wool blankets are proving how small business can accelerate the transition to a circular economy and design for limiting global warming. 

Matt Genever, Interim CEO, Sustainability Victoria

Matt is driven by the potential for the world to make positive change. He has spent some 20 years working in the sustainability sector, with a particular bent for delivering a best practice waste and recycling sector that brings true circularity to our material usage.

Matt has spent time in consulting, the not-for-profit sector and more than eight years with SV.

Jordy Kay, Great Wrap

Jordy & Julia Kay, Co-founders of Great Wrap manufacture home compostable stretch wrap from food waste. Working with a team of scientists and engineers they are proudly developing technology that will change the world, one roll at a time.