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Oslo Local Assembly + Seminar, 11th September 2019

Activities / Blogroll / Local Assemblies

Join us for a gathering of Union members and other interested parties at Oslomet on 11th September in Oslo. Hosted by SIFO (Consumption Research Norway) and Oslomet and facilitated by Kate Fletcher, the Assembly will discuss urgent questions and issues around fashion and sustainability linked to UCRF’s manifesto. It will be organised using Open Space methodology. The Assembly will be preceded by a seminar on fashion, design and sustainable consumption called Practices of Change. Practices of Change speakers:– Kate Fletcher […]

UCRF at CFDA Education Summit 2019

Activities / Blogroll / Local Assemblies

On June 17th, CFDA held its yearly education summit in NYC, this time on the lengthy theme of “Diversity + Inclusion. Regenerating + Maintaining. Sustainability + Circularity: Identifying Shared Needs and Priorities and Developing an Action Plan.” Lynda Grose and Otto von Busch were invited to discuss the topic “Reflections on sustainability + circularity – where are we? Where do we need to be?” at the CFDA education summit in NYC. After a shared presentation […]

UCRF Addendum to the report ‘Pulse of the Fashion Industry 2019 Update’

Addendums to reports / Blogroll

In May 2019, the Global Fashion Agenda (GFA) published an update to the Pulse Report, a yearly report it first commissioned in 2017. The Union of Concerned Researchers in Fashion (UCRF) appreciates the value of regular evaluation of industry performance that the Pulse Updates seek to offer. The report works to illuminate to what extent efforts are genuinely working for the environment or if they are ‘business first,’ and it aligns with UCRF’s activities to […]

Submission of Written Questions to Planet Textiles 2019 Conference

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We, the Union of Concerned Researchers in Fashion, recognize 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 extractive business models as they are currently realized and practiced. As a group of concerned researchers, supported by more than 380 signees from institutions around the world, our view is that textile and clothing researchers can no […]

UK Government rejects all recommendations of the Fixing Fashion report

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The UK Government’s response to the recommendations of Parliament’s Environmental Audit Committee’s report, Fixing Fashion: Clothing Consumption and Sustainability is now published. The report, which was published in February 2019, called for an end to throwaway fashion and included a set of recommendations for environmental and labour market practices.  The UK Government has rejected each recommendation, including:– A new Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) scheme to reduce textile waste with a one penny charge per garment […]