Archive Projects

For over a decade, we have sought to shape and respond to the four-fold agenda of our times – the interdependencies between cultural, economic, social, and ecological sustainability. Explore our past projects below.

Catalytic Clothing – Helen Storey, Jeans on display outside Chelsea College of Arts

Catalytic Clothing

Catalytic Clothing seeks to explore how clothing and textiles can be used as a catalytic surface to purify air, employing existing technology in a new way. It is the brainchild of Helen Storey and chemist Tony Ryan. 

H&M shop window from Clothes well lived.

Clothes Well Lived: H&M

Clothes Well Lived is a project that brought together London College of Fashion design and communication courses and H&M, to challenge our perceptions of value.

COMME des MARXISTS exhibition view at Fa


COMME des MARXISTS was an exhibition of works by Austrian-American artist Rainer Ganahl exploring the relationships between daily life, culture, economic systems and political structures.  

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F.I.R.E was a series of network building and practical projects bringing academic research closer to the designer fashion sector, with a focus on micro fashion enterprises.

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Fashion Ecologies

Exploring a new fashion culture grounded in localism, looking toward how we dress as part of an integrated whole, of real-world relationships and interactions between land and community. 

Fashioned from Nature cycle of clothing

Fashioned From Nature

Exploring interactive ways to recognize citizens as contributors, recipients, and participants in nature through fashion as it is now and through speculative future scenarios.

woman walking wearing clothes by Lizzie

Fashioning the Future

Provoking curiosity, to encourage students and graduates to explore radical sustainability ideas through a platform that recognises emerging thinkers, doers, designers and innovators.

I Stood Up

Exploring ways to visualise public concerns in relation to violence against nature and people. Formed around the simple questions, ‘what are you wearing?’ and ‘do you stand up in what you stand up for?’

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Local Wisdom

Exploring ongoing maintenance and usership of clothes as part of a post-growth fashion sector, bringing together almost 500 stories showing practices of active use of clothing.

model wearing martine jarlgaard designs.

London Style

Co-learning with and mentoring of start-ups to uncover and evolve design-led professional practice based on principles of sustainability.

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Making: Nike

Exploring participatory design methods with students, tutors and industry professionals to bring data relating to climate into design decision making in processes in dynamic and applicable ways.

Centre for Sustainable Fashion is 10 pub

Shared Talent

Exploring ways to recognise the contribution of all those involved in the creation of fashion through participatory methods involving listening, making, reflection and action to challenge fashion’s hierarchies.

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What's going on? Global Conference

What's going on? A Discourse on Fashion, Design and Sustainability – was the first global fashion conference to exclusively examine this area. 

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