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Fashion Futures 2030

CSF launches Fashion Futures 2030 at Copenhagen Fashion Summit '19

Written by ARC
Published date 20 May 2019

The Centre for Sustainable Fashion at London College of Fashion, UAL has launched Fashion Futures 2030, a new interactive toolkit designed to guide and inspire brands and educators in the industry to better navigate their sustainability journey. CSF presented the toolkit during the 10th Annual Copenhagen Fashion Summit, in collaboration with Forum for the Future and with the support of C&A Foundation.

Drawing from current threats and challenges in the industry, the toolkit offers a picture of what the future of fashion might look like in the next decade, with four possible future world scenarios dominated by the effects of climate change, the advancements of AI technology and changes in the production-consumption cycle. Contemplated as a practical tool for industry professionals, educators and students, the aim of Fashion Futures 2030 is to disrupt the status quo and propose new solutions to face the uncertain future of the fashion industry, as Professor Dilys Williams, Director of CSF, explains:

Fashion Futures 2030 asks us to question our addiction to the current fashion system – to see beyond the adrenalin rush and fleeting satisfaction that we are sold – to consider what we really want, whether that’s through a career in fashion, through education or our personal style choices.

Dilys also highlights that this toolkit not only explores where current fashion practices might be taking us, but also what's in our hands to take the lead and inspire positive change: "It’s a chance to be future makers, mavericks and pragmatists – and critically, to find ways to create a future where we can all thrive together."

The Fashion Futures 2030 toolkit is already available online.