Explore fashion and sustainability through a range of publications, books, and reports. Based upon research led by the team at CSF.
Centre for Sustainable Fashion (CSF) Strategy 2020-2025
The CSF Strategy (2020 -2025) sets our direction for the next 5 years with short and long term aims and objectives, a delivery plan and a framework for accountability. It builds on academic research, knowledge exchange and educational practice undertaken by CSF since the Centre’s formation in 2008.
Design for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship
‘Design for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship’ is the third volume of a series of books published by the DESIS Network in relation to its Thematic Areas. This book includes DESIS Labs’ projects, clustered in three sub-areas: 1) Design for Distributed Production and Circular Economy; 2) Design for a New Craftsmanship; 3) Design for Social Inclusion and Empowerment.
Fostering Sustainable Practices – Mid point report
UK fashion designers are widely acknowledged as creative influencers on the world stage. The Fostering Sustainable Practices (FSP) project investigates the creative practice in design-led fashion micro and small businesses as a potential driver for change towards a more sustainable future for the fashion industry. This mid-point report reflects on the achievements of the project so far, as well as highlighting what is planned for the next phase.
Making for Change: Waltham Forest
This report documents the ‘Making for Change: Waltham Forest’ project, which explored ways in which fashion and making can be used as catalysts for positive change and to activate legacies within a community. It reports on a range of activities in relation to education, manufacturing, and community engagement, grounded in the themes of makers, fellowship, and radicals.
Transfashional – Post/Inter/Disciplinary Lexicon
A catalogue of essays and works, featuring the work of CSF Researcher Lucy Orta. Can art and fashion respond to current social, economic, cultural and environmental urgencies and shape new paradigmatic positions? Transfashional explores the ways in which artists and designers are engaging and contributing to these questions…
‘Wild Dress: Clothing & the Natural World’ by Professor Kate Fletcher
In this collection of writings, Kate Fletcher explores relationships between garments and human embeddedness in nature. Going beyond the idea that nature is a means to human ends; Wild Dress documents how we wear clothes in ways that give more weight and awareness to the natural world.
Design and Nature: A Partnership’ co-edited by Professor Kate Fletcher
Presented as an edited collection of 25 wide-ranging short chapters, the book explores the possibility of new relations between design and nature, beyond human mastery and understandings of nature as resource and by calling into question the longstanding role for design as an agent of capitalism.
Fashion & Environment White Paper
In collaboration with the British Fashion Council, and NGO Julie’s Bicycle, DHL developed an insightful White Paper which addresses the environmental impacts of the global fashion industry, provides recommendations on sustainable practices, and explores future-facing solutions to help ensure the continuing trend towards ‘Positive Fashion’ amongst businesses and consumers around the world.
Ten Years of Centre for Sustainable Fashion (CSF)
To mark the ten years since Centre for Sustainable Fashion was formed, this publication articulates some of the centre’s change-making practices and projects and highlights the ongoing and increasingly pressing need to continue to build a transformed fashion system.
Convening the Fashion Education System
This report, compiled by Centre for Sustainable Fashion, summarises the context, activities and findings of the 2017 discourse between three identified change-makers within the fashion education system – academic leaders, educators and students. It presents a set of provocations to be explored through activities at the Copenhagen Fashion Summit 2018.
The Handbook of Sustainability and Fashion
Edited by Kate Fletcher and Matilda Tham this international Handbook is a unique resource for both scholar and student. Exploring Sustainability and Fashion on many levels and containing contributions from over 30 scholars, reviewing current agendas as well as exploring future ones.