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UCRF is delighted to announce the forthcoming student-led Local Assembly ‘Local Fibers : Local Futures’ in Vancouver, BC, bringing together students, faculty, researchers and industry to engage in critical conversations around improving policies for sustainable textile practices.

Event Name: Local Fibres / Local Futures

When: Nov 30, 2019, 1-4pm.

Where: IMS Studio, Emily Carr University, 520 E 1st Ave, Vancouver, BC V5T 0H2, Canada.

The event is free. But registration is strongly suggested due to capacity. Register here

Aligned with the Union of Concerned Researchers in Fashion (UCRF), the goal of Local Fibres : Local Futures is to create a space where a diverse group of individuals can connect to and discover their part in creating resilient communities and better business futures. This event will include a series of activities that are designed to provoke and capture collaborative discussions around the pressing issues related to fashion and clothing production and sustainability.

This event is fuelled by a new course which brings together Simon Fraser University and Emily Carr University of Art + Design students to connect with and discover possibilities for a more sustainable local textile industry in BC. This class is a partnership between The Beedie School of Business and SIAT at SFU, as well as The Shumka Centre for Creative Entrepreneurship and Textile Adaptations Research Program (TARP) at Emily Carr University. This course is co-led by Emily SmithStephanie Ostler, and Helene Day Fraser.