LCF Better Lives 2017: NATURE – Sustainability & Fashion

NATURE: Sustainability & Fashion – a human library event
25 April 2017
RHS Centre, London College of Fashion

Centre for Sustainable Fashion’s work explores vital elements of Better Lives, London College of Fashion’s commitment to using fashion to drive change, build a sustainable future and improve the way we live. As part of this initiative CSF will host the 2017 Better Lives Lecture Series, focusing on 3 interrelated themes; Society, Nature and Power. These elements are explored through our research, education and industry related practices. By engaging human and nature centred design thinking, positive feedback loops can be formed between these essential elements.

Marking the release in paperback of the Routledge Handbook of Sustainability and Fashion, co-edited by CSF Professor Kate Fletcher and Professor Mathilda Tham of Linnaeus University, Sweden, we warmly invite you to join ten of the Handbook’s contributing authors in this human library event.

Just like in a real library, a visitor to the Human Library can choose a Book from a range of titles. The difference is that Books are people, and reading is a conversation. In the Human Library attendees are invited to ‘borrow’ different fashion-sustainability specialists for small group discussions.

Copies of this and other books will be on sale. Cash only – please come prepared!

This event is especialy suited to postgraduate students.

  1. Prof. Kate Fletcher – University of the Arts London, London College of Fashion, CSF.
    Other fashion systems
  2. Prof. Mathilda Tham – Linnaeus University and Goldsmiths, University of London.
    Futures of futures studies in fashion
  3. Prof. Carole Collet – University of the Arts London, Central Saint Martins.
    The new synthetics: could synthetic biology lead to sustainable textile manufacturing?
  4. Dr. Sue Thomas – Heriot-Watt University.
    Spirituality and ethics: theopraxy in the future of sustainability within the supply chain
  5. Prof. Dilys Williams – University of the Arts London, London College of Fashion, CSF.
    Fashion Design
  6. Dr. Jo Entwistle – King’s College London.
    Sustainability and fashion
  7. Liz Parker – University of the Arts London, London College of Fashion.
    Fashion brands and workers rights
  8. Amy Twigger Holroyd – Nottingham Trent University.
  9. Dr. Andrew Brooks – King’s College London.
    African second-hand clothes: Mima-te and the development of sustainable fashion