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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


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

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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.  

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ASOS Circularity Partnership

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.



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

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Vital Signs


Vital Signs is a development of Professor Helen Storey's 'UNHCR Designer in Residence' experience & role over 7 years in Zaatari Refugee Camp, Jordan.

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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

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