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Nine years since Rana Plaza

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April 24, 2022, marks nine years since the devastating Rana Plaza building collapse in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The artwork ‘A Recipe for Disaster’ by Safa El Samad is part of Sent by Sophie Lanigan; it is also viewable here. It invites reflection on the global fashion system: what has changed since the tragedy, what remains, and in what ways must we remain vigilant? The UCRF board thanks Sophie Lanigan and Safa El Samad for their important […]

Earth Day 2022

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The theme for Earth Day this year is “Invest in Our Planet”. This seems very fitting, considering how the world’s economy has shifted and changed over the course of the past couple of years. With a pandemic sweeping all nations across the globe, it is imperative to take an in-depth look at how our priorities, from a climate and human context, have witnessed massive transformations because investing is not merely monetary. Mother Earth and her […]

Communique from the Oslo Local Assembly on Textile Fibres

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A twist on the usual UCRF Local Assembly format, this themed Local Assembly concentrated on textile fibers. Points for discussion could be tabled by any UCRF member in advance or raised on the day. Theme: Textile fibres, key themes and challenges.  20 minutes to discuss each theme. Participants: 10. Question 1, submitted by membership: How can we, in our expert organization, act against pesticides export for global south cotton plantations? The assembly quickly realized how […]

Wikipedia Edit-a-thon 2022

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February 26 is soon here again, and it is time for the yearly UCRF Wikipedia edit-a-thon! After three consecutive years of Wikipedia edit-a-thons, the UCRF will again make concerted efforts to add information and references to Wikipedia. The “sustainable fashion” page has changed drastically since we set out in 2019. Looking back across the years, the UCRF’s diverse membership has made a great impact! But, it still needs attention. While many references and discussions are […]

Announcing a Themed Local Assembly in Oslo

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A twist on the usual UCRF Local Assembly format, this themed Local Assembly will concentrate on textile fibres. Points for discussion can be tabled by any UCRF member in advance or raised on the day. Theme: Textile fibres, key themes and challenges Date: 8 March 2022Time: 8am – 9:30am local time. Light refreshments will be available.Location: OsloMet, Oslo, NorwayAddress: Stensberggata 26, 0170 Oslo The Local Assembly gathering will be in-person, but the themes for discussion […]