Fostering Sustainable Practices
The Fostering Sustainable Practices project (FSP) investigates the creative practice in design-led fashion micro and small enterprises (MSEs) as a potential driver for change towards a more sustainable future for the fashion industry.
“PEOPLE WANT TO TALK ABOUT CHANGE, AND FASHION IS SUCH
A GREAT WAY
TO DO THAT”
– Sara Arnold
How do micro and small fashion businesses revolutionise fashion?
Prof. Sandy Black, Dr. Mila Burcikova and Zoe Norton from Centre for Sustainable Fashion were in conversation with researcher and acting course leader of MA Fashion Futures Katelyn Toth-Fejel as part of an online event in March 2021, for UAL Research Season.
The conversation focused on how micro and small fashion businesses are leading sustainability in fashion and included case study examples of designer fashion businesses who are revolutionising what fashion is and can be in the future.
The Pioneering Visions of Fashion’s MSEs
Prof. Sandy Black and Prof. Dilys Williams from Centre for Sustainable Fashion, and lead researchers on the Fostering Sustainable Practices project (FSP), are in conversation with researcher, author, Director, and Professor of Fashion Design and Merchandising at Kent State University, Dr. Louise Valentine.
The discussion focused on the research and findings of a project that explores the values, visions, practices and capabilities of micro and small fashion businesses in the context of sustainability.