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Sustainable Fashion Glossary nominated for a Green Gown Award 2021

Colourful Fashion Illustration
  • Written byN Brathwaite
  • Published date 10 August 2021
Colourful Fashion Illustration
Sustainable Fashion Glossary Illustration, Conde Nast in partnership with London College of Fashion

London College of Fashion, UAL are excited to be a finalist of the 2021 Green Gown Awards in the Research with Impact category for the Sustainable Fashion Glossary - launched by Conde Nast in partnership with Centre for Sustainable Fashion (CSF), LCF in 2020. The Green Gown Awards began in 2004 and recognise sustainability initiatives undertaken by universities and colleges. As sustainability becomes increasingly important, the Awards have become established within the further and higher education sectors as the most prestigious recognition of best practice.

As part of their company's commitment to becoming a voice for change, Conde Nast in partnership with CSF, designed the Glossary to strengthen and develop sustainability literacy, by providing guidance on key terms and emerging topics. The Glossary has been published as a digital resource, open to all and regularly updated.

The Sustainable Fashion Glossary by Condé Nast is:

  • An easy-to-use guide, divided into categories which relate to sustainability in fashion: its cultures, materials, production, buying habits and care practices.
  • Written with over 250 terms, fully referenced for further reading.
  • Broken down into four key themes: climate emergency; environmental impacts of fashion; social, cultural and economic impacts of fashion, and key elements of fashion and sustainability, plus 10 sub-themes that cover must-know aspects of fashion and sustainability.
  • Regularly updated with new definitions to reflect the evolving debates about climate emergency, fashion, and societal change.

Dilys Williams, Professor of Fashion Design for Sustainability and Director of CSF has said:

It is vital that we have clarity and understanding in fashion’s language to talk about the connected environmental, cultural and health crises of our times... What we wear should reflect what we stand up for and this glossary can help in making decisions about what awe-inspiring fashion really consists of.