Welcome to the lab

Social Alterations is powered by its founders, Dr Mary Hanlon (PhD, Sociology, The University of Edinburgh) and Dr Nadira Lamrad (PhD, City University of Hong Kong).

In 2009, we began collaborating to share news and resources, and to design and build free and open-access lesson plans, workshops and activities related to responsible fashion, and the social and environmental challenges at work within the global fashion and apparel supply chain.

We believe that responsible fashion education has the potential to transform the ways in which we view and understand the nature of clothing, and how it connects to the world around us. We focus on labour rights and social justice, as well as corporate social responsibility, governance, and environmental security.

All work on this project is open access and published through the Creative Commons, and all of our resources are available to download for free in the project online archive: the Social Alterations Learning Lab. We invite you to use these resources by incorporating them into your work, research, classrooms, etc. and by sharing them with your colleagues and students.

While we no longer actively work on this project, you can check out our previous blog posts, as well as previous posts on our Facebook & Twitter pages.