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Wikipedia edit-a-thon 2021

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Blogroll / Wiki-editathon

Yes, it is that time again! It is the Union’s yearly collaborative wikipedia edit-a-thon! Like in the last two years, the date is 26th February. So on Friday 26th 2021 we will revisit the “sustainable fashion” page on Wikipedia to add and update its content. The page is an entry-point and resource with an average of 300-500 daily visits (depending on the seasons). Over the years, we have managed to get this page to not […]

The last glossary working group update of the year

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Blogroll / Glossary working group

“Imagine us all together in the same room one day” In our last meeting of 2020, the UCRF glossary working group paired in groups to work on definitions of the keywords to think beyond the descriptions. It was important for us to study each word in pairs and then bring the ideas to the table for further discussions. We feel that this created a room to discuss in-depth critiques, thoughts, and diverse approaches to words […]

A question from the glossary working group

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Activities / Blogroll

What do we call a word glossary with an aim to change systems? Words. We use them so freely. We use them every day to communicate. But words are not mere descriptors. They are part of a journey that indicates our history and has a power to foretell our future. Language matters. Words affect us. They empower us. They educate us. They have the power to trigger change. We create a vocabulary with these words.  Since April this year, some of […]

PayUp Fashion Launch

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Associated events / Blogroll

UCRF Board is happy to draw the UCRF membership’s attention to a recently (soon to be) launched campaign, PayUp Fashion. UCRF supports PayUp Fashion because it outlines a new roadmap for worker engagement, developed by the workers themselves. because it outlines a new vision for the fashion industry that centers garment worker voices, elevates worker rights as the centerpiece of fashion’s rebuild, and lays out concrete, actionable steps for change developed by the workers themselves. PayUp […]

Welcome

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About the Union / Blogroll

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 […]