Projects

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

Antarctica

A visual arts project exploring issues relating to the environment, politics, autonomy, habitat, mobility and relationships among people. 

people climing sculptures

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.  

ASOS Circularity Partnership.jpg

ASOS Circularity Partnership

A multi-faceted, ongoing partnership with ASOS to educate product teams on circular design practice. 

Beyond Net Zero Goals Centre for Sustainabel Fashion Elvis & Kresse_003.jpg

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. 

Change logo uten bakgrunn.png

CHANGE: Environmental systems shift in clothing consumption

CHANGE, investigates what is most essential to reduce the environmental impact of clothing: reduce the amount of clothing that is produced, acquired and disposed of.

London_College_of_Fashion_Students_(©_University_of_the_Arts_London_2020).jpg

Climate and Social 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 and Social Justice.

HERO CSF WEB - D4oT.jpg

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.

George Boyle working in the studio. Copyright Alys Tomlinson.jpg

FashionSEEDS

FashionSEEDS, explores 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.

A landscape image of five people standing spaced out on a grassy field with a bright, clea

Fashion Values 

Fashion Values is an educational programme ideated and developed by Centre for Sustainable Fashion (CSF), UAL, in partnership with Kering, IBM and Vogue Business.

Ying Lai, photo CSF_FSP_Main MA Fashion and the Environment student work, model wears clot

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.

girl wearing jumper whilst smiling

LASTING

LASTING investigates durability as one of the most promising strategies towards more sustainable consumption.

Life in Clothes Centre for Sustainable Fashion.jpg

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.

198362124_493542055292132_1885297578738544804_n.jpg

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.

ReGo Project Participants holding their manifestos. Photo by Francesco Mazzarella_-12.jpg

ReGo
 

ReGo takes metal from knives and transforms it into educational and employment opportunities for young people in the fashion industry.  
 

Photo by John_Sturrock of an artwork Mirrors,_Inside_view_of_Installation by Aga Szypicyn,

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. 

London_College_of_Fashion_Students_2_(©_University_of_the_Arts_London_2020).png

Students driving curriculum quality for sustainability 

Centre for Sustainable Fashion is working with students from University of Gloucestershire, King’s College London and London College of Fashion on a project to drive up standards in sustainability learning at universities.

Glossary image – update landscape.jpg

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.

Juned x The Summer House 3.jpg

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.

Zaatari Action- Gallery image 5sml.jpg

Za'atari Action

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. 

Explore projects from our archive