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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 […]


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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 […]

Local Assembly India

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Blogroll / Local Assemblies

We are glad to announce the first meeting of UCRF Local Assembly India which is convening online in the light of coronavirus restrictions. This event is open to all, but please mark your presence here: Date: Saturday 29th August 2020Time: 5pm – 5:40pm ISTLocation: Zoom chat (Please download zoom and familiarise yourself with the App) For meeting login details please email bvkdelhi at

UCRF “Member of the Month” – Jackie May

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Blogroll / 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 second participant is Jackie May. How would you sum up your research / practice?   I launched Twyg in 2018 – a not-for-profit media organisation working at the intersection of fashion and sustainable development. The platform idea developed in reaction […]

Path Breakers — Path Finders

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Blogroll / Path Breakers & Path Finders

One of UCRF’s goals is to create an ‘activist knowledge ecology’, and as part of this we wish to to also acknowledge the ‘path breakers’ of our field. However, while it is tempting to “stand on the shoulders of giants,” we also want to stand, sit and lie down elsewhere, and in so doing acknowledge the multitude of ways sustainability in fashion must be studied and practised. The landscape of sustainability is rich and diverse, […]