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Union Local Assembly at ArtEZ Community Event

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On 5th June 2019, the Union of Concerned Researchers in Fashion is holding its first Local Assembly in Arnhem, the Netherlands, and we invite you to come and take part. The Local Assembly will take place within a ‘Community Event’ of the ArtEZ Fashion Professorship and MA Fashion Held in Common. It will be organised using open space methodology and will discuss urgent questions and issues around fashion and sustainability. Our intention is to draft […]

UCRF on 2019 Copenhagen Fashion Summit

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5th May 2019 As the programme for the 2019 Copenhagen Fashion Summit has now been published, the Union of Concerned Researchers in Fashion issues the following public comments on the programme. In particular, the Union wishes to highlight the paradoxical or even misleading use of language in describing “sustainable fashion” activity. With regard to the panel “The Power of Creatives”, the programme suggests the participants will address the statement that “Fashion designers hold the power, […]

Call out for names of funders from around the world – can you help?

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UCRF is compiling a list of names and addresses of funding organisations who offer grants to fund projects about fashion and/or sustainability from around the world. These organisations might be traditional funding councils, where the grants are from public money, or they may be trusts, foundations or many more things besides. Our goal is to build a dialogue with funding organisations about the need to support a diversity of projects, including those that deal with […]

News from the first Wiki Editathon

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Editing the sustainable fashion Wikipedia page brought together nine signatories of the Union of Concerned Researchers’ manifesto on Tuesday 26th February. Four from Europe were able to communicate through a chat room, and the five New Yorkers saw each other in the flesh. There was laughter as well as many conversations about how to go about editing. Barely anyone had any experience of editing a Wiki and the page was in need of a good […]

Wiki-editathon

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The Union’s first collaborative action is now underway! On 26th February 2019 between GMT 15:00 – 22:00, a group of volunteers from the Union signatories are jointly editing Wikipedia’s sustainable fashion pages. We are frustrated that too often work is replicated in the area of fashion and sustainability, and we summise that this is perhaps because people don’t know about what has gone before. To combat this our goal is to sharpen and extend the […]