A catalogue of essays and works, featuring the work of CSF Researcher Lucy Orta. Can art and fashion respond to current social, economic, cultural and environmental urgencies and shape new paradigmatic positions? Transfashional explores the ways in which artists and designers are engaging and contributing to these questions…
SMEs (Small and Medium-sized Enterprises) make up the majority of businesses in the fashion sector, and are recognised as key agents of change. With the right support, they can lead the transition towards a more sustainable fashion industry.
This report, produced by CSF and led by Prof. Sandy Black, maps the current initiatives and key organisations in sustainable fashion and textiles across Europe. It also provides an overview of opportunities and challenges in adopting environmentally and economically sustainable business models in the fashion sector.
In this collection of writings, Kate Fletcher explores relationships between garments and human embeddedness in nature. Going beyond the idea that nature is a means to human ends; Wild Dress documents how we wear clothes in ways that give more weight and awareness to the natural world.
Presented as an edited collection of 25 wide-ranging short chapters, the book explores the possibility of new relations between design and nature, beyond human mastery and understandings of nature as resource and by calling into question the longstanding role for design as an agent of capitalism.
In collaboration with the British Fashion Council, and NGO Julie’s Bicycle, DHL developed an insightful White Paper which addresses the environmental impacts of the global fashion industry, provides recommendations on sustainable practices, and explores future-facing solutions to help ensure the continuing trend towards ‘Positive Fashion’ amongst businesses and consumers around the world.
To mark the ten years since Centre for Sustainable Fashion was formed, this publication articulates some of the centre’s change-making practices and projects and highlights the ongoing and increasingly pressing need to continue to build a transformed fashion system.
Kate Fletcher, Professor of Design, Sustainability & Fashion at University of the Arts London releases of an Italian translation of a collection of her work. Moda, design e sostenibilità – published by Postmedia Books.
What’s Going On? Global Fashion Conference 2018, Programme
This report, compiled by Centre for Sustainable Fashion, summarises the context, activities and findings of the 2017 discourse between three identified change-makers within the fashion education system – academic leaders, educators and students. It presents a set of provocations to be explored through activities at the Copenhagen Fashion Summit 2018.
Fashion has always sought to celebrate nature – from sumptuous silks and floral patterns, to the spectacular creations of designers such as Stella McCartney and Christopher Raeburn, it is a centuries-old seam running through the clothes we all wear. In spite of this reverence for the natural world, fashion seems destined to harm it. With […]