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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, […]

UCRF recognised with an award

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The Union of Concerned Researchers in Fashion (UCRF) has been recognised by the Green Carpet Fashion Awards in the ‘North Star’ category for its groundbreaking work. The Union is grateful for the opportunity to highlight the urgency of systemic change in the fashion sector.  In less than a year, UCRF and its radical manifesto that promotes practices which put earth first and calls out the growth logic as a key underlying problem preventing the transformation […]

Oslo Local Assembly Communiqué

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On 11th September a group of around 40 people met in OsloMet University for a UCRF local assembly. Around 10 discussions took place around themes suggested by participants. A summary can be found below. In addition the Local Assembly put together a list of priorities for ‘here, now’. These were called the ‘Oslo Priorities‘: Request that innovation funds fund post-growth projects. Explore legal frameworks to incentivise staying small. Recognise that responsibility for producers and users […]