January 7, 2010 by Hatty
On 9th November 2009 the Amsterdam Fashion Institute (AMFI) and Institute of the Arts (ArtEZ) hosted the international symposium entitled ‘Beyond Green, Good Design’ in the World Fashion Centre in Amsterdam.
Aiming to promote professional responsibility amongst Higher Education teaching staff and their students, the theme of Good Design was tackled by our very own Kate Fletcher, Reader in Sustainable Fashion. The Beyond Green Report makes for fascinating reading, offering an insight into differing global perspectives on the subject of Good Design, so why not visit the Beyond Green website to see if the report challenges your views on the topic?
September 2, 2009 by amucklow
Shared Talent India is an exciting cross cultural collaboration using directional design as a tool to promote the best in Indian sustainable textiles.
Come and hear from designers who took part in the project (Samant Chauhan, Gaurav Gupta (AKAARO), Anjana Janardhan and Shazia Saleem) share their experience of sourcing from India, this unique collaborative project and their vision of sustainability within the fashion industry.
Shared Talent India is a DEFRA and Indian government funded project being run by the Centre for Sustainable Fashion has brought together emerging design talent from the UK and India along with selected students from Amsterdam Fashion Institute, London College of Fashion and Pearl Academy of Fashion. In July 2009 the designers and students came together in New Delhi to take part in collaborative design and prototype development, using a variety of sustainable textiles, sourced from all over India. Selected outcomes are being showcased on the Monsoon Stand at Estethica at London Fashion Week in September 2009 and then Indian Fashion Week in October 2009. The panel discussion will be chaired by Jen Marsden – Home and Lifestyle Editor for the Green Guide.
Monday 21st September at 6.45 pm
Asia House, Asia House, 63 New Cavendish Street, London W1G 7LP
Tel: 020 7307 5454
Mail to: email@example.com
January 28, 2009 by nina
NEW BOOK – ‘SUSTAINABILITY BY DESIGN: A SUBVERSIVE STRATEGY FOR TRANSFORMING OUR CONSUMER CULTURE’
The developed world, increasingly aware of ‘inconvenient truths’ about global warming and sustainability, is turning its attention to possible remedies – eco-efficiency, sustainable development, and corporate social responsibility, among others. John Ehrenfeld, author of the book and pioneer in the field of industrial ecology argues, however, that such measures are mere ‘Band-Aids’ and they may actually do more harm than good. Ehrenfeld challenges conventional understandings of ‘solving’ environmental problems and offers a radically new set of strategies to attain sustainability. The book is founded upon a new definition; that sustainability is the possibility that humans and other life will flourish on Earth forever. There are obstacles to this hopeful vision, however, and overcoming them will require us to transform our behaviour, both individually and collectively. Ehrenfeld identifies problematic cultural attributes, such as the unending consumption that characterises modern life and outlines practical steps towards developing sustainability as a mindset. By focusing on the ‘being’ mode of human existence rather than on the unsustainable ‘having’ mode we cling to now, he asserts, a sustainable world is within our reach. More…