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  1. Made With Love

    Made With Love is launching as a global charitable recycling initiative to support the fashion industry to reduce it's negative environmental impact and help people in need around the world.

    Around 1/3 of textiles discarded annually are good quality clothing items which could be reused. By donating surplus products and excess stock, manufacturers, brands and retailers can have a positive impact on the statistics.

    The first partner charity to this initiative to be announced is Dress For Success which empowers women across the world to achieve economic independence through their employment 'suiting programs'. These aim to provide disadvantaged women with professional interview and work attire.

    Made With Love are also supporting NGOs working at refugee camps in Greece who urgently require clothing for children aged 5 and under. According to Lauraine Velez from the NGO, Lighthouse Relief: "The children in Ritsona camp, one of the camps where we work, could really use these items. Since the camp has been set up in a former military compound, there is little shelter from the elements and the children get sick often." 

    Developed in partnership with the International Society For Sustainable Fashion, Made With Love will be an ongoing initiative and many more partner charities will be announced soon. Co-founder, Debbie Moorhouse says "This is an opportunity for brands and the fashion industry to be a force for good and collectively make a difference while also improving sustainability." Businesses and individuals can join the initiative by contacting us through the ISSF website and we will match your donations with our partner charities.

     

  2. Sustainable Fashion London

    The first annual Sustainable Fashion London symposium took place during SS18 London Fashion Week in september. The conference connected  industry, organisations and leading researchers in fashion sustainability from across the UK with innovative talks and presentations, addressing the key themes of sustainable design, ethical production, retail and consumption, and education. "The aim is to provide a platform for sustainable fashion during fashion week and create a discussion about how the fashion industry can implement sustainable solutions to address the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals of Production and Consumption." says event co-founder Debbie Moorhouse.

    Sustainable Fashion London was organised by the International Society For Sustainable Fashion in association with the Royal Society of Arts, Certified Made in the UK and attended by members of the Made in the UK- Clothing, Fashion & Accessories Initiative including brands such as Adidas, Fat Face and Oxfam International.

    The intention is for Sustainable Fashion London to become an annual event during fashion week. In 2018 the International Society For Sustainable Fashion will launch an international journal which will include industry insights and also act as a repository for the advancement of published research within fashion sustainability. 

     

    For partnerships, sponsors and advertising enquiries, please contact us through the ISSF website.

     

  3. fashion research conference Rome, Italy

     

    In April 2017, Debbie Moorhouse the co-founder of International Society for Sustainable Fashion was invited to present her research in sustainable design for fashion and textiles at the international design conference in Rome.

    The industry report provides an overview of the recent progress and innovations achieved by fashion brands within the area of sustainable design. The paper also highlights the social and economic business opportunities that can be gained from integrating sustainable design principles. A practice led research project also addresses the role of education in creating a more sustainable future for the fashion industry.