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About the Union / Manifesto

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 an inspiring selection from recently joined members: “We join together and amplify this movement from a position of genuine concern, free from industry bias and dominant paradigms.” “We have only a […]

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The Union of Concerned Researchers in Fashion (UCRF) was formed in 2018 by Kate Fletcher, Lynda Grose, Timo Rissanen and Mathilda Tham (in alphabetical order). The formation of the Union was brought about by the realization that over the last thirty years sustainability in fashion has been an industry-led movement and as such, has been constantly framed within business, without asking questions about the nature of business itself. We recognized that this has severely narrowed […]

UCRF Code of Conduct

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Version 1, 14th April 2020 Culture of change The first principle of UCRF is to affect systemic change in the fashion sector, for fashion that respects Earth’s limits and the health and survival of all species. This means that we, its board and members, always have to ask – is this action likely to lead to most possible change, with priorities outlined in the UCRF manifesto. Is this the best way to spend our energy, time and […]

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…

About the Union / Blogroll

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 […]