WATCH//Fashioning the Future

The Centre for Sustainable Fashion (CSF) has developed a video to showcase the finalists from the Fashioning the Future Awards. I am unable to embed the video here, so just click on the image below and you’re there. Check it out!

Here is my quote:

“Although consumer education will continue to play a role in shaping the creation of a socially responsible fashion industry, signals of deception such as greenwashing, unintelligent design, and hidden ingredients have left consumers with no real choice. Design education however, has the potential to transform the fashion industry. Social Alterations represents a system of innovation that seeks to transform conventional design practice in order to create social and environmental change within the industry.”

Please take the time to check out the video, and the finalists.

2009 Finalists

Design for a Thriving Fashion Industry
Cecilia Ku, China
Claire Smith, UK
Eleanor Dorrien-Smith, UK
Emma Churchill, New Zealand
Hoi Lam Wong, China
Robson Beyers, UK/US
Joanne Jones, UK
Miriam Rhida, UK
Nicole Ferreira, South Africa
On Ying Lai, China
Susana Bettencourt, Portugal

Enterprise & Communication Initiative for a Future Fashion Industry

Carmel Walsh, Italy
Danielle Sponder, US
Jenny Welwert Gil, UK
Julia Crew, UK
Kerrie Luft, UK
Meaghan Orlisnki, Canada
Ruby Hoette, The Netherlands
Tara Mooney, Ireland
Zoe Grace Fletcher, UK

The Role of Materials in a Sustainable Fashion Industry
Julia Roebuck, UK
Karina Michel, US
Lauren Bowker, UK
Lizzie Harrison, UK
Nicola Woods, UK
Sharn Sandor, US
Varun Gambhir, India

Systems for a Sustainable Fashion Industry
Amy Springett, UK
Danielle Baker, UK
Felicia Felton, US
Larica Sam, UK
Mary Hanlon, Canada
Sam Formo, US
Sarah Rhodes, UK
Skye Schuchman, US
Yu Ka Sin, China

Water – The Right for All Citizens of this Planet
Anne Prahl, UK
Emma Rigby, UK
Kinza Zahid Mirza, The Netherlands
Lauren Palmer, UK

Mary Hanlon

Mary is the founder, editor and lead contributor at Social Alterations. She is also a PhD candidate at the University of Edinburgh, where she researches responsible fashion and transnational labour rights activism in the wake of the Rana Plaza building collapse in Bangladesh.

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