Blog

Members of the CSF team or network contribute articles to this website regularly, offering inspiring insights and ideas on the role fashion plays in a global sustainability agenda.

Design with humanity – a living curriculum

Prof. Helen Storey has been working closely with course leaders to create a ‘Living curriculum’. The first of these projects, is entitled “Precious Future” which asked students from BA (Hons) Fashion Jewellery to work within the same materials and tools restraints as Zaatari, ie, to design only with what is around you now.

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Sustaining the legacy of Making for Change: Waltham Forest

We’re pleased to share that Dr Francesco Mazzarella (Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at CSF) has been awarded funding from Higher Education Innovation Fund (HEIF) for the next iteration of Making for Change: Waltham Forest.

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Comfortable with uncertainty? Future Now.

It is now clearer than ever that the micro and small fashion businesses that have built their work on the need to do something that matters, focusing on contributing to community alongside financial viability, can corrode many of the preconceptions about what fashion business stands for.

Strengthening sustainability literacy – The Sustainable Fashion Glossary

Developed in partnership with Condé Nast as part of their commitment to becoming a voice for change, The Sustainable Fashion Glossary is designed to strengthen and develop sustainability literacy by providing guidance on key sustainability terms and emerging topics.

Mutual Aid as a framework for interdependence

Exploring the concept of Mutual Aid as a framework for care, adding to discussions about an ecologically just post-Covid future. Care was a recurring theme in my responses to Latour’s questions on moving beyond the ‘pre-crisis production model’.

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The future is here…it’s up to us to live it

We can see a future that is here: a dynamic, connected, caring, health and wellbeing first exemplar for the fashion system.

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Rethinking sustainability – resources for all in uncertain times

We can see the practices and competencies of students, academics and professionals alike having to flex and transform, practically overnight, with unprecedented speed and agility. Our education team have brought together resources, that have been developed to support those who are rethinking their fashion sustainability teaching, business practice, studies or personal habits in these uncertain times.  

Impact and legacy – ‘Making for Change: Waltham Forest’

Throughout the year long project Making for Change: Waltham Forest it’s extensive programme facilitated an enriching experience and positive impact for all involved… I wanted to share how through five key areas, the project provided the means for multiple kinds of development within the community.

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We are still fighting for transparency

Seven years ago today 1134 people – mostly women – were killed when the building they were working in collapsed. Those people were working; cutting and sewing the clothes that we wear. Many more workers (some 2500) were injured.

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Earth Logic: Fashion Action Research Plan

In a time of crisis, be it the climate or the corona crisis, it is more evident than ever before that things have to change. But the question that many have long troubled over is, how?