Through a variety of projects, we work toward changing the fashion status quo. The projects start from many an idea, proposal, brief, or challenge and are led by our expert team. Our projects explore how knowledge exchange, education, and research can work in practice. Often collaborating with external organisations, brands, and institutions.
Explore our current projects below, if you're looking for previous projects from CSF, visit Archive Projects.
Art for the Environment Residency Programme
An international artist-in-residence programme for UAL graduates to explore concerns that define the 21st century: biodiversity, environmental sustainability, social economy and human rights.
Beyond Net Zero Goals
Regenerative fashion design for micro-circular rural ecosystems. A design exchange partnership that supports the B-Corp certified social enterprise Elvis & Kresse in its ambition to become Net Regenerative by 2030.
Climate, Social and Racial Justice in the Curriculum at UAL
As part of UAL’s Climate and Environment Action Group, Centre for Sustainable Fashion is working with staff and students from across UAL to ensure every course is committed to teaching and learning to pursue shared values for Climate, Social and Racial Justice.
Decolonising Fashion and Textiles
Participatory action research engaging refugees based in East London with the aim to develop a framework for decolonised design practice by advancing a cultural sustainability agenda within a fashion and textile industry context.
Dress for Our Time
Dress For Our Time, uses the power of fashion to communicate climate change and the mass displacement of people. The dress is created out of a decommissioned UNHCR refugee tent from Zaatari Camp, Jordan.
Exploring what a transformed education system in Fashion Design for Sustainability could look like. The project aims to develop a holistic framework to embed sustainability into higher education fashion design.
Fostering Sustainable Practices
The FSP project investigates the creative practice in fashion design-led micro and small enterprises (MSEs) as a potential driver for change towards a more sustainable future.
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.
Managing transition in the UK fashion sector
Managing transition in the UK fashion sector: design-led micro, small and medium sized enterprises (MSMEs) as catalysts for net zero goals, resilience, and sustainable prosperity.
Re-Modelling Fashion (part of BFTT)
A co-inquiry between researchers, designers and teams from micro to global fashion businesses and students in a range of locations. Through transformation design and participatory design practices, we seek to extend the value of fashion by design and business model innovation.
Students driving curriculum quality for sustainability
Centre for Sustainable Fashion is working with University of Gloucestershire, King’s College London and London College of Fashion on a project to drive up standards in sustainability learning at universities.
The Lost Species
Plays homage to the interdependency and diversity of wildlife through creative responses that inspire and amplify the public understanding of biodiversity loss.
The Sustainable Fashion Glossary
The Sustainable Fashion Glossary is a reference tool to help usher in a new era of understanding of fashion,
based on a respect for and valuing of the earth and all who live within it.
Towards a Sustainable Fashion Ecosystem
UK-India scoping study in developing cultures and practices of sustainability and supporting Indian micro and small businesses (MSMEs) working in Fashion.
Traces: Stories of Migration
Exploring textile practices as a medium through which diverse cultural and social experiences of migrant communities can be acknowledged and celebrated.
Zaatari Action seeks to create new opportunities through knowledge exchange and to research counter narratives for fashion’s use and for design to play an activist role in creating change.