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.
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.
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.
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’.
We can see a future that is here: a dynamic, connected, caring, health and wellbeing first exemplar for the fashion system.
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.
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.
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.
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?
Upon finding our free online short course ‘Fashion and Sustainability’ in collaboration with Kering, Lydia immersed herself (and her new business idea) in the 6-week course and it’s introduction to the issues, agendas and contexts of fashion in a changing world.
Amongst the ongoing work as documented in our recently published Interim Report on Education for Sustainability Transformation we wanted to gain insight from current students and recent graduates from London College of Fashion (LCF) as to how parts of this work has impacted them, be that directly or in-directly.