Sustainability is one of London College of Fashion’s core values and staff and students across the college, as well as external partners, have been inspired by opportunities to learn, teach, experiment and collaborate with sustainability considerations at the heart of activities.
New partnerships have been built through engagement within and across courses, and with a host of external organisations through project briefs, presentations, practical projects and so on.
Students have worked on real world issues and come up with relevant, considered solutions and they comment on how this changes the way they look at fashion and sustainability issues within fashion.
Students’ work has also been awarded prizes, including MA student Susie Wareham winning the Silver Gilt medal at RHS BBC Gardeners World Live and BA student Elinor Christie winning UAL’s Meet the Tide sustainability competition earlier this year.
1 The work of our Centre for Sustainable Fashion is hugely inspirational both inside and outside the institution and focusses attention on the complex issues around fashion and sustainability
2 Staff at all levels across the institution have sustainability ideas, skills, knowledge and experience which are hugely valuable when shared with students and other staff, as well as external collaborations
3 We need to bring together staff and students with common interests and build sustainability networks to facilitate collaboration.