ATTEND // Kate Fletcher to speak at Emily Carr University – Vancouver, Canada

On January 17, 2013, Kate Fletcher will present at Emily Carr University in Vancouver, Canada, through the TD Speaker Series/Designer in Residence Program. “Over the last 15 years, Kate’s original thinking and progressive outlook has infused the field of fashion, textiles and sustainability with design thinking, and come to define it. Kate is one of […]

READ // Fashion & Sustainability: Design for Change, by Kate Fletcher and Lynda Grose

Kate Fletcher, author of Sustainable Fashion and Textiles: Design Journeys, and Lynda Grose, assistant professor at California College of the Arts, have a new book coming out in April 2012, Fashion & Sustainability: Design for Change. With a forward by Paul Hawken, the book is divided into three parts: PART 1: TRANSFORMING FASHION PRODUCTS Materials […]

READ// Kate Fletcher, Matilda Lee, and Sandy Black

  The ‘Open Space’ at the FEI conference featured celebrated authors Kate Fletcher, Sustainable Fashion and Textiles: Design Journeys, Matilda Lee, Eco-Chic: The Savvy Shoppers Guide to Ethical Fashion, and Sandy Black, Eco-Chic: The Fashion Paradox. You can find these texts and others in our reading section.   FEI set the stage for the Open […]

ATTEND // Better Lives Series: Judgement and Wellbeing, Centre for Sustainable Fashion, June 12th, London

Have you been following the Centre for Sustainable Fashion’s Better Lives Series? If you’re in London, get on board (if you haven’t already, that is…) An excerpt from the series: “Taking an interdisciplinary approach, this lecture series allows fashion and psychology to come together through a series of discussions to reflect on human fulfilment and […]

Local Wisdom and the Craft of Use: Photos and stories from Vancouver and New York

In January, Vancouver and New York hosted Dr. Kate Fletcher and the Local Wisdom project through partnerships with Hélène Day Fraser at Emily Carr University and Timo Rissanen at Parsons The New School for Design. Photos and stories from Vancouver and New York are now up and sifting through them is nothing less than delightful. Further […]

Innovative Fast Fashion

It’s not often I chose to celebrate fast fashion but on this occasion I want to share an innovative fast fashion graduate project called Urbanhermes: Fashion Signaling and the Social Mobility of Images by Christine Liu.  Although this project has not come from a fashion school or from the perspective of sustainability or ethics I think it […]

Slow Fashion and 21st Century Enlightenment

  Localflux is currently featuring a wonderful interview with Kate Fletcher on slow fashion. According to Fletcher, the real call to action for slow fashion thinking and systems is the “challenge to industrial ideologies of production and consumption.” Be sure to pop on over to Localflux to read the interview. But while I have you, and […]

EVENT // Re-dress; Better Fashion Week 2012

Better Fashion Week is an annual public awareness event by  Re-Dress; an organisation working towards developing  sustainable fashion practices within the Irish fashion industry. Better Fashion Week hosts a mixture of talks, exhibitions, workshops and more; highlights of this years event include talks by  Kate Fletcher, Lucy Siegle and Helen Steele.  There is a fee […]

Fashioning an Ethical Industry Conference 2011—The One Constant in Fashion is Change

Join Fashioning and Ethical Industry (FEI) on March 23rd in Edinburgh as they bring together key industry leaders to discuss the future of fashion through responsible production, consumption and marketing. This exciting event will introduce new approaches to “equip Scotland’s fashion & textile tutors and students with ideas for engaging in this emerging area” (FEI). […]