Month: November 2019

Local Assembly Vancouver

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UCRF is delighted to announce the forthcoming student-led Local Assembly ‘Local Fibers : Local Futures’ in Vancouver, BC, bringing together students, faculty, researchers and industry to engage in critical conversations around improving policies for sustainable textile practices. Event Name: Local Fibres / Local Futures When: Nov 30, 2019, 1-4pm. Where: IMS Studio, Emily Carr University, 520 E 1st Ave, Vancouver, BC V5T 0H2, Canada. The event is free. But registration is strongly suggested due to […]

Response to Karl-Johan Persson, CEO of H&M

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On October 28th, 2019, H&M boss Karl-Johan Persson was interviewed by Bloomberg and made a series of statements which appear to justify the fast fashion business model on ethical grounds. In the interview, Persson warns of the risks of ‘terrible social consequences’ if fast fashion is not upheld. Unsurprisingly his statements have drawn widespread censure. Labour Behind The Label for instance lambasted his claims about the ‘social consequences’ for workers in low labour cost countries, […]