Life in Clothes is a three year research project, led by CSF Postdoctoral Research Fellow Dr. Mila Burcikova.
The project is a design-led exploration of fashion and farming systems across different scales, geographic regions and socio-cultural boundaries. Life in Clothes examines the interconnections and parallels between fashion making and farming practices.
The research considers all facets of fashion’s impacts, from local and global contexts of raw material production, sourcing, processing, finishing, design, manufacturing, distribution, use, care, re-use, re-cycling to the end of life of clothing. The core focus is on how the values we place at every stage of fashion’s (life) cycle affects human and environmental health and well-being.
This research embeds the concept of fashion making that responds to the dynamics of place, to create and pilot new possibilities for fashion practice within rural ecosystems.
Life in Clothes will propose how fashion and farming systems attuned to the rhythms and cycles of nature can contribute to better lives, and how better lives can in turn be reflected in a fashion system that operates within planetary boundaries.
Life in Clothes
Place-based organic fashion systems for human and environmental healing. Life in Clothes explores the interconnections and parallels between fashion making and farming practices.
Dr. Mila Burcikova, Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Centre for Sustainable Fashion
Professor Dilys Williams, Director and Professor of Fashion Design for Sustainability at Centre for Sustainable Fashion
Naomi Buillard, Head of Strategy at Centre for Sustainable Fashion