Shared Talent explores the relationship between ecological damage, human inequality and current definitions of fashion. The project questions the true nature of collaboration and places a geographic and cultural lens on notions of sustainability in relation to fashion.
This people centred initiative challenges the hierarchical approach usually associated with fashion production and emphasises the value of each person’s contribution to both process and product.
To date the project has brought together universities, businesses and NGOs from across the world and from diverse areas within fashion. Shared Talent allows participants to interact in ways not usually experienced either in the classroom or workplace. The project seeks to develop resilient working practices within specific communities or crafts, made vulnerable by economic models and ecological challenges.
Methods include participatory practice, experiential learning techniques and connection to nature, underpinning the ethos of Centre for Sustainable Fashion.