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Earth Day 2021

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This Earth Day let us reinvigorate relationships with the earth.  Despite the ecological violence that is systematically metered out to earth systems by human activities, the earth still contains the deep codes which are necessary to sustain life. We can learn from these codes. We can also bring them into our contemporary lives. At UCRF we recognise that we must act to make life, including our fashion life, ecologically rich and diverse. On this day […]

UCRF – Member of the Month – Gitika Goyal

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Member of the Month

UCRF is running a ‘Member of the Month’ feature on this blog, where a member, selected at random from the membership database, is sent five questions to give us all an overview of our members. Our seventh participant is Gitika Goyal. >How would you sum up your practice? I am a designer, entrepreneur and teacher. As a designer & entrepreneur, I have practiced slow fashion from the time I started my design company in the […]

Process for setting up a UCRF working group

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Activities / Blogroll

This document sets out guidelines for members of the Union of Concerned Researchers in Fashion in setting up a working group. All UCRF’s activities should support its manifesto and adhere to the UCRF Code of Conduct.  This includes that: UCRF is a platform for collective action and not for self-promotion. This also means that individuals or collectives, whether founders, board members or members, cannot use UCRF as a platform for financial gain or furthering of […]

Path Breaker: Ursula Franklin

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Blogroll / Path Breakers & Path Finders

“Technology involves organization, procedure, symbols, new words, equations, and most of all, it involves a mindset.” (Franklin 1999, 17)  As part of the UCRF initiative ‘Path Breakers — Path Finders’ where we celebrate the many voices who have inspired and guided the work of change over many years, including systems change in fashion, we turn our attention to Ursula Franklin. Thank you to UCRF member Dr Mark Joseph O’Connell for nominating Professor Franklin. University of Toronto Professor Emerita, Ursula Franklin […]

Local Assembly India Communique

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Blogroll / Local Assemblies

Over a number of months throughout the Coronavirus lockdown, a contingent of UCRF members from/with connections to India met online to explore themes of importance to the country. The conversations were both wide-ranging and detailed and resulted in this Communique from the Indian UCRF Local Assembly which shows some of the great heritage of Indian textiles and also its diverse present. With gratitude to all the participants in Local Assembly India for their sustained and […]