Following the statement by the Union of Concerned Researchers in Fashion on the Copenhagen Fashion Summit starting tomorrow, the Union would like to pose three questions to the CFS. They are available as a PDF, as well as below:
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 […]
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.
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 […]
The Sustainable Fashion Research Agenda conference (SFRA) is a Danish initiative driven by the urgent need for providing a more public and extrovert voice for research, as current industry claims about progress towards sustainable fashion are often anecdotal in nature and not supported by scientific evidence. In effect, the messages about the current state of sustainable fashion are aspirational at best and greenwashing at worst. Small-scale projects are elevated into global trends even though it […]