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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.

Extinction Rebellion

By Anna Fitzpatrick and Katy Barker Photo: Gabrielle Miller Monday this week saw the start of the International Rebellion, a week (or more) of non-violent direct action at various sites around the UK and the world, organised by the decentralised socio-political social movement Extinction Rebellion (ER). The plan, it seems, was to ‘shut down’ London. […]

Are you a Small Fashion Design Business Seeking to Drive Change Towards a More Sustainable Future?

CSF are calling all designers working in micro and small fashion businesses to join us in empowering micro and small fashion businesses to build a more sustainable future! CSF has always made support for small business a core aspect of our ethos and work. As a part of a two and a half year research project Fostering […]

Professor Dilys Williams’ response to ‘Fixing Fashion: Clothing and Sustainability’

The Environmental Audit Committee on fashion and sustainability is publishing a hugely important report today.  It is unequivocal in its message, ‘the fashion industry’s current business model is clearly unsustainable,’ It is equally clear in its ambition, ‘we want to see a thriving fashion industry in the UK that employs people, inspires creativity and contributes to […]

Pomellato, Kering Award Finalists 2018

The Kering Awards for Sustainable Fashion 2018 saw CSF, Kering and the two Kering Brands: Alexander McQueen and Pomellato shortlist 11 students as finalists. These students come from a range of backgrounds and study at both BA and MA level at LCF. All final shortlisted students receive mentoring from both Pomellato and CSF during the […]

Alexander McQueen, Kering Award Finalists 2018

As we celebrate the Kering Awards for Sustainable Fashion, we turn our attention to the 5 students shortlisted by Alexander McQueen. The house were looking for ideas that explored the role fashion can and should play in society today and in the future. Alexander McQueen were particularly interested in ideas that explored sustainable materials, the role […]

What’s Going on in Fashion Activism?

Our PostDoctoral Research Fellow Francesco Mazzarella tells us about the co-creation workshop he will facilitate with Professor Helen Storey at the upcoming Global Fashion Conference, aimed at mapping out the fashion activism landscape. The mainstream ecosystem of fashion production and consumption is proving unsustainable in terms of autonomous livelihoods, cultural heritage, social equality, and environmental […]

Quasi-Marxism, Sustainability Fairy Tales and ÜBER Fashion: Camilla Palestra in Conversation with Rainer Ganahl

Camilla Palestra: “If anything is certain – I, myself, am not a Marxist!” was your opening statement at your first fashion show at New York’s White Columns during Performa 2013. Is Comme de Marxist, a quasi-Marxist, a definition that better fits your work? Rainer Ganahl: Correct, I am for sure not a Marxist in the […]

V&A Fashion Now: MA Fashion Futures

As part of the V&A Fashion from Nature exhibition, Fashion Now reveals the normally-unseen, five stage lifecycle of everyday items most people have in their wardrobes, namely trainers, jeans, a t-shirt, a bag and a dress. Two of the student groups from MA Fashion Futures who worked on the display explain the idea behind their […]

Sublime: A Lifestyle Magazine for a New Economy

Our new post-doctoral research fellow Francesco Mazzarella interviewed Laura Santamaria, co-founder and editor in chief of Sublime magazine, about the contribution from media to promote sustainable fashion. Sublime magazine has been a friend of CSF for a long time; they joined us at the very start of our journey 10 years ago. We are witnessing the […]

Reflections on the Journey of Fashion and Sustainability

This year is the ten year anniversary of Centre for Sustainable Fashion. A milestone that is particularly meaningful to me, as it marks the time I enrolled on the inaugural year of the MA Fashion and Environment, now known as Fashion Futures, at LCF. Sometimes it is only with hindsight and reflection that we can […]