All posts tagged: UCRF

Arnhem communique

Activities / Local Assemblies

A local assembly of UCRF took place in Arnhem, The Netherlands on 5th June 2019 and involved around 70 people. Following an Open Space methodology, the local assembly put forward a range of urgent themes for debate and voted to discuss nine of them — a summary of the conversations follows. In addition, seven priorities for further action and consideration were put forward, the Arnhem communique in which the Union should seek to foreground: Interdependency […]

Union Local Assembly at ArtEZ Community Event

Activities / Blogroll / Local Assemblies

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 […]

I signed this manifesto because…

About the Union / Blogroll

The Union of Concerned Researchers in Fashion’s founding document is its manifesto. This, our rallying call to like-minded individuals, invites people to support the Union by putting their name to the manifesto and saying why these actions matter. Their responses speak volumes. Here is a flavour of them: “I worked in the apparel industry for 25 years and saw first hand the manufacturing processes, supply chain realities and consumer habits. They need to change.” “Look […]

Manifesto

Manifesto

1st January 2019 Planetary systems are under threat. Fashion and clothing products and activities contribute to the destruction of these systems. They also contribute to the increasing disconnection between humans and Earth. We, the Union of Concerned Researchers in Fashion, recognise that the response of the fashion sector to the intensifying ecological crisis has been – and continues to be – over-simplified, fragmented and obstructed by the growth logic of capitalist business models as they […]