The Fashion Professorship aims to rethink the cracks in the fashion system and the role that fashion plays – and could potentially play – in relation to urgent social, cultural, environmental and political developments in contemporary society. We envision an alternative and more engaged future of fashion in which we do more justice to fashion’s human dimension. Through research, design and critical thinking, we analyse and develop alternative approaches, systems, vocabularies and strategies. In doing so, we aim to activate the power of fashion to reimagine future bodies, future materials and future makers to contribute to resilient futures and inclusive societies.
On 13 May 2019, Judith ter Haar and Danielle Bruggeman will attend the Sustainable Fashion Research Agenda Conference in Copenhagen.
The aim of the Sustainable Fashion Research Agenda (SFRA) event is to take stock of the current state of affairs regarding sustainable fashion. In the last decade, numerous fashion brands, industry associations, and private consultancies have celebrated the concept of sustainable fashion. However, there is often an absence of concrete information about the actual progress towards sustainability. SFRA hopes to remedy this neglect by facilitating a research-based discussion on the current scale and scope of sustainable fashion initiatives.
SFRA will focus on research-based presentations and active workshops focusing on what we actually know today about sustainable fashion, and particularly how SMEs can work strategically with sustainable fibers, circularity, or sustainable consumption. The event will thus provide holistic and knowledge-based inspiration about sustainable fashion that moves beyond the often limited and silo-like practices and logics of industry.
The audience for SFRA is researchers, designers, brands, associations, NGOs, journalists and other reflective scholars/practitioners with a interest in sustainable fashion.