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.
When we launched the Antarctica World Passport project back in 2008, we really believed in the force of international cooperation – Antarctica became a symbol of this hope.
Since January 2019, Professor Helen Storey has been working with the UNHCR as ‘Artist in Residence’ at Za’atari Refugee Camp, Jordan. With a variation of projects successfully exchanging knowledge and empowering those in the camp through making.
London’s only jeans maker producing raw, selvedge and organic denim, right in the heart of Walthamstow, Blackhorse Lane Ateliers – hosted a research residency as part of ‘Making For Change: Waltham Forest’ a project led by Dr Francesco Mazzarella.
We may be asking ourselves how we can run faster to achieve all that we set out to do in the new year and perhaps more. But the leaders of the micro and small businesses who joined us for the second 2019 Better Lives event seem to propose a slightly different attitude.
As we look back on 2019, a year which saw Waltham Forest being the first London Borough of Culture, it seems a timely opportunity to reflect on what we have achieved throughout the year-long Making for Change: Waltham Forest project.
We caught up with the winners of The Kering Awards 2019 – a partnership with Kering which supports sustainable design and viable innovation in the fashion industry. This year, Gucci was our partner, offering tutorials and mentoring to more than 80 students.
Offering a new ‘way in’ to sustainability ideas – we caught up with Kate, on the evolution of Wild Dress – from the initial ideas to formation and how she hopes this will pave the way for new approaches to fashion and sustainability.
There are many things that create great discussion and debate in our office, and Black Friday is definitely one of them. I think it’s fair to say that the annual marketing campaign, on the whole, goes against everything that we at CSF would like the fashion industry to be.
Since 2014 we’ve coordinated a collaborative unit with students from across London College of Fashion, working on a live brief with luxury conglomerate Kering Group. Working toward solutions using collaborative practice, we caught up with the students who were selected to present their project to Kering’s team in Paris earlier this year.
‘Are we heading in the right direction?’ this question, amongst others was posed a few months ago, to a group of people from across the world. All who are currently engaged, in a range of ways, in action towards an honouring of nature and equity in fashion. Being one of these people, I was able to share my own perspectives, listen to others and together start to evolve a shared response to the question.