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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 […]

I signed this manifesto because…

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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 […]

UCRF Constitution

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UCRF is constituted as a small, incorporated association. 1. Name of organisation Union of Concerned Researchers in Fashion (UCRF) 2. Aims The aims of UCRF, articulated more fully in the Manifesto, ( are to: Foster an ‘activist knowledge ecology’ and direct such a system purposefully towards fostering change; Advocate for whole systems and paradigm change in global fashion systems, beyond current norms and business-as-usual; Diversify the voices within fashion and sustainability discourse, to reflect multiple […]