Fostering Sustainable Practices Final Report
This report documents and shares the results of the Fostering Sustainable Practices project, which investigates the creative practices in fashion design led micro and small enterprises.
The Fostering Sustainable Practices project (FSP), funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, is the first to research and identify the holistic approaches pioneering fashion micro and small enterprises (MSEs) bring to the concept of sustainable prosperity and the potential for such practices to transform the fashion industry. This report provides an overview of the research and outputs from the FSP project, which ran from October 2018 to March 2021 with dissemination activities continuing into May 2021. It includes details of the project phases, and the development of outputs relevant to diverse audiences, including a guidebook to business support for sustainability, a policy briefing to UK government, a series of filmed events, and a series of thought pieces for public, educational and sector audiences. This collaborative research is led by Centre for Sustainable Fashion, with academic project partners from London College of Fashion, The Open University and Middlesex University.