We are Centre for Sustainable Fashion (CSF), a University of the Arts London research, education and knowledge exchange centre.
Based at London College of Fashion (LCF), we provoke, challenge, and question the status quo in fashion; contributing to a system that recognises its ecological context and honours equity. We shape and contribute to Fashion Design for Sustainability as a field of study, industry, and education practices. We engage in transformation design, cross-referencing fashion’s ecological, social, economic, and cultural agendas.
We take a pluralistic, systemic approach, collaborating with universities, businesses, and other organisations around the world. All our work is underpinned by Our Declaration.
We engage in diversely informed, critical discourse, exploring epistemological, philosophical, and ontological elements of Fashion Design for Sustainability. Our multiple approaches and methodologies are informed by the diverse backgrounds and interests of our researchers.
We engage in participatory practice with businesses, NGOs, government agencies and other organisations. Our projects create culture and practice change through workshops, mentoring, design practice, insight reports and contract research.
We engage in transformational education practice with learners across levels and locations. We create courses and resources for LCF and UAL students and for wider audiences through digital learning.
Policy and advocacy
We engage in policy change work to support social and environmental justice. To recognise and incentivise sustainability led fashion design entrepreneurs, and to champion support for best practice at a larger scale.