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Communique from the Oslo Local Assembly on Textile Fibres

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A twist on the usual UCRF Local Assembly format, this themed Local Assembly concentrated on textile fibers. Points for discussion could be tabled by any UCRF member in advance or raised on the day. Theme: Textile fibres, key themes and challenges.  20 minutes to discuss each theme. Participants: 10. Question 1, submitted by membership: How can we, in our expert organization, act against pesticides export for global south cotton plantations? The assembly quickly realized how […]

Announcing a Themed Local Assembly in Oslo

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A twist on the usual UCRF Local Assembly format, this themed Local Assembly will concentrate on textile fibres. Points for discussion can be tabled by any UCRF member in advance or raised on the day. Theme: Textile fibres, key themes and challenges Date: 8 March 2022Time: 8am – 9:30am local time. Light refreshments will be available.Location: OsloMet, Oslo, NorwayAddress: Stensberggata 26, 0170 Oslo The Local Assembly gathering will be in-person, but the themes for discussion […]

Communiqué from Local Assembly Alaska

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The Alaska local assembly took place at the Museum of Anchorage on 4th October 2021. Sixteen participants joined, including museum staff, local businesses and designers. Most participants were born in Alaska, and all participants lived in Alaska. The list of attendees was not industry specific and a range of backgrounds was represented by participants, including a nationally renowned textile artist, an Inupiat fashion designer and 5th generation skin sewer, local designers and re-designers, small scale makers, […]

Local Assembly Buenos Aires, Argentina

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How to accelerate sustainability from the integration of unheard voices? April 7, 2021, the first UCRF Local Assembly in Buenos Aires took place with 23 participants started with to opening questions: Why is the process towards sustainability in textiles and fashion so – so – slow?Who are the voices we are not listening to? Some of the reflections: Fashion is a very permeable industry for people who want to do business, explore their creativity, without […]

Local Assembly India Communique

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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 […]