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Details for London College of Fashion

Participant Status

Advanced

Type of Organization

University

Type of Education

Technical, Undergraduate, Post Graduate, Doctoral, Executive

Institution is part of

University of the Arts, London

Location

London, United Kingdom

Website

http://www.arts.ac.uk/fashion

Sign Up Date to PRME

04 Oct 2015

Current Sharing Information on Progress Report Submission

03 Oct 2017

Sharing Information on Progress (2017)

London College of Fashion - PRME SIP Report October 2017 - View Report

Period Covered: Oct 2015 to Oct 2017

This report details the journey undertaken over the last two years promoting, celebrating and implementing the Principles for Responsible Management Education at London College of Fashion (LCF), University of the Arts London (UAL). We are pleased to report substantial progress and engagement with responsible management and sustainability within LCF’s core areas of teaching, learning and research.

Achievements Curriculum Integration in the Field of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability

Overview

Established in 2004, University of the Arts London (UAL) comprises 6 colleges of which London College of Fashion (LCF) is the second largest with 5678 enrolled students. UAL is Europe’s principal specialist arts and design university, with 19,266 enrolled students from 114 countries. Founded in 1906 London College of Fashion is the world’s oldest fashion educational institution and has an unrivalled place in the fashion industry. LCF is a leading global provider of fashion education at undergraduate and postgraduate level, as well as offering short courses, study abroad courses and integrated masters. LCF leads in world class research and consultancy and work within the industry giving students the best employment opportunities possible. The registration for PRME is being managed through the Fashion Business School, one of the three Schools for UG and PG study within LCF http://www.arts.ac.uk/fashion/courses/fashion-business-school/ . The School of Design and Technology and the School of Media and Communication comprise the other Schools within the College. The Fashion Business School has approximately 2000 students and is a pioneering centre for business and management research, teaching and learning, giving our students a unique environment to study business in the context of fashion. Courses are delivered through three Programmes in the Fashion Business School: Fashion Management, Fashion Business and Science.

Central to the work of LCF is the development of ideas: we believe strongly in our students, staff and researchers using fashion, alongside historical and cultural practice, to challenge social, political and ethical agendas. The College has taken a specific focus on sustainability through our ‘Better Lives’ approach: Better Lives is a term used at London College of Fashion to describe the work we do that uses fashion, as a discipline, to drive change, build a sustainable future and improve the way we live. Through a wide agenda, which includes social responsibility, awareness-raising and collaboration, we encourage dialogue between staff, students and the wider community to develop an understanding and definition of what sustainability means to us.
This covers four key areas: Curriculum, Culture, Campus and Community.

Named a London Leader for Sustainability in 2009, the LCF Pro Vice-Chancellor champions the use of fashion as an agent for innovation and change, particularly in the areas of sustainability, health and wellbeing http://www.wearesalt.org/london-fashion-school-boss-its-time-we-stopped-destroying-the-earth/ Professor Corner has also recently won the WIE award for Services to Education and discusses how fashion education can drive change in this Huffington Post Interview: http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/professor-frances-corner-obe/wie-awards_b_7147168.html

London College of Fashion is the only UAL College to have a Sustainability Coordinator working on operational sustainability at the college. LCF believes that the buildings and ways of working as an organisation should set an example to our students: this post is working to match operational and curriculum approaches so that the students’ experience of sustainability in lectures is continued all around them at out sites, from reducing energy consumption to recycling and supporting biodiversity.

Sustainability is one of University of the Arts’ strategic aims:
“To create a culture of social and environmental awareness in order to develop and integrate sustainable and ethical practice throughout all aspects of our life and work.”

Centre for Sustainable Fashion (CSF)

• Established in 2008 the Centre for Sustainable Fashion (CSF) is a University of the Arts, London Research Centre based at LCF. The CSF explores the field of design for sustainability and its application to fashion as both artistic and business practice. The CSF’s work also utilises vital elements of the ‘Better Lives http://www.arts.ac.uk/fashion/about/better-lives/ initiative (see below) and concentrates its research on human and ecological resilience as a lens for design in fashion’s artistic and business practices. The CSF has grown to be a diverse community of world leading researchers, designers, educators and communicators with an extensive network that crosses disciplines, generations, cultures and locations, enabling the CSF to create internationally acclaimed research, set agendas in government, business and public arenas and pioneer world relevant curriculum. The CSF has connected with over 3000 students.

• The Centre for Sustainable Fashion (CSF) aims to offer each student at LCF the opportunity to engage with global perspectives relating to discipline in ways that nurture change towards more sustainable processes and practices. Through fashion education at LCF, the Centre is building a culture that both responds to, and shapes, real world conditions.

• CSF works with internal and external partners to develop future facing curriculum, notably creating the ground-breaking MA Fashion Futures, where students question and explore fashion practice and theory related to fashion as meaning and shape making.

• Sustainability, supported by the Centre for Sustainable Fashion, is one of 3 keys themes which underpin all degree courses within LCF and since 2012 has been woven into the curricula through all (re)validation activity. The Centre for Sustainable Fashion is committed to embedding a culture of design for sustainability at London College of Fashion, and has created a staff development module to channel debate and knowledge in this area, Introduction to Design for Sustainability. The module introduces and explores the context of fashion as artistic and business practice and it's contribution to society, culture, ecology and the economy. It offers informed dialogue around ‘design for sustainability’ within fashion education and devises plans for testing out ideas as educators.

• Since its inception CSF has instigated a variety of sustainability focused projects and modules for courses across LCF: recent examples include a collaborative project with H&M Hennes & Mauritz AB (H&M), the second largest clothing retailer in the world, run through BA (Hons) Creative Direction to explore the extended life and value of clothes. Also, the ‘Protest Project’ with the School of Design and Technology, an exploration of political and societal values through fashion.

• CSF and Kering (world leader in apparel and accessories, a French luxury goods holding company with 21 subsidiaries) have developed a 5-year partnership to support sustainable practices and innovation in the fashion industry and across curriculum. The partnership consists of a series of talks, awards and co-development of academic modules with sustainability at the core. The Kering sustainability commitment states: ‘Kering empowers an ensemble of brands to reach their full growth potential in the most imaginative and sustainable manner. The same vision that drives the Group’s business strategy drives our commitment to environmental and social sustainability. We are propelling our brands to lead with new business models that contribute to a better world economically, socially and environmentally.’ Kering is amongst the leaders of the "Sustainable CAC 40", a ranking of the most responsible corporations on the French stock market index. Currently placed in 6th position, the ranking recognises Kering as a Group that integrates environmental and social factors into all aspects of its business. http://www.kering.com/en/sustainability

• LCF has a dedicated post within the Centre for Sustainable Fashion, Education and Sustainability Projects Manager, the remit of which includes supporting course teams to ensure sustainability is embedded across the curriculum.

Curriculum Integration, Teaching and Learning

• London College of Fashion is committed to enhancing teaching and learning for sustainability, providing opportunities for students and staff to question practices and lifestyles, systems and structures, and ultimately developing sustainability literate graduates. It aims to be the leader in understanding sustainability in fashion and related disciplines, creating transformational spaces for analysis, reflection and experimentation which nurture creative solution-focused minds.

• A large number of staff have worked to integrate sustainability into courses/activities with students, staff and collaborators. This is an organic, grass roots growth of sustainability in the curriculum, clearly a key area where integration of sustainability is essential in order to equip our graduates to take their skills, knowledge and experience and change industry for the better. http://francescorner.com/2015/06/sustainability-learning-teaching-research/

• Students tackle realistic sustainability briefs and study issues of human rights, farming, manufacturing and the retail environment. Many students address ethical and sustainable issues in their Final Major projects. A recent dissertation (2015) explored sustainability in the diamond industry. The part time courses, delivered within each Programme, require students to write a report in year 2 which references sustainability. For example, students on BA (Hons) Fashion Business, delivered in the Fashion Business School, complete a written report addressing sustainability debates in relation to Buying and Merchandising; a minimum of 50% of part time students consider sustainable issues in their final major project.

• Examples of sustainability and ethical issues covered in the core course curriculum include:
o responsibilities towards stakeholders, managing sustainable development in fashion organisations; ethics and sustainable human resources management; ethical sourcing, production, building sustainable and ethical supply fashion supply chains; cause-related marketing, social and ethical criticism of advertising; social and environmental accounting; the global nature of the fashion supply chain is explored with a specific reference to ethical and sustainable supply chain strategies.
o The Science Programme has excellent links to specialists who contribute to the teaching of sustainability and ethical issues on all its courses, including sustainable business practices, supply of ethically–sourced or ‘green’ cosmetic raw materials and sustainable packaging. There is also an emphasis on practical aspects of sustainability, including the reduction of product and energy waste by students during laboratory and salon practice sessions, overseen by technicians. The MSc Cosmetic Science, in the Fashion Business School, provides a unique offer in cosmetic science education world-wide.
o The ‘Future Proof’ project asked learners on BA (Hons) Fashion Jewellery to consider ethically sourced materials and processes, up-cycling, and sustainable methods of production, awareness raising and marketing fashion jewellery products. The project was run in collaboration with The Salvation Army Trading Company Ltd to inspire the next generation of designers to innovate within the constraints of sustainability and responsible design and approximately 27 Fashion Jewellery students were involved. Key pieces were exhibited at the international Recycling and Waste Management conference in 2014. In a previous collaboration with the Salvation Army Trading Company, LCF students from MDes International Fashion Production Management and BA (Hons) Fashion Design and Development courses created exclusive new designs from the charity’s donated items. The students were supplied with 500kg of used clothing, and were tasked with upcycling the garments into catwalk-worthy pieces, paying particular attention to sustainable production methods.

• A key feature of the UAL post-graduate framework is to develop a cross-university programme of accredited, flexible units including ethical studies and sustainability.

• The UAL Teaching and Learning Exchange, which supports learning, teaching and employability at the UAL, has produced teaching and learning resources specifically to broaden and enhance sustainable fashion marketing as indicative content within the units on BA (Hons) Fashion Marketing.

• A database of materials for teaching sustainability and ethical issues has been developed in-house and is available to all staff.


Extra-curricular Activities


• As well as the formal curriculum outlined above, sustainability information and inspiration is given to staff and students in a number of ways whilst they are on college sites and extra-curricular opportunities and are also available. For instance:

o LCF has been recognised in the annual Green Gown Awards, the national HE and FE sector awards for sustainability. LCF won the 2014 Green Gowns Technical Innovation category for a new iron timer, which provides a practical example of sustainable and safe workshop practice to MA students; we are rolling this intervention out across our workshops and working with Kingston University and NUS to develop a set of criteria for sustainable workshops in an educational context. The Green Gown awards are run by The Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges (EAUC). The EAUC is a strong alliance of universities and colleges, sector bodies and commercial organisations, working together both in the UK and internationally.
o One of LCF’s Specialist Technicians in LCF’s School of Fashion Design and Technology (Highly Commended Sustainability Champion in last year’s Green Gown awards) has run workshops on natural dyeing and works with staff and students to grow natural dye plants in green spaces at LCF. The Technician has also worked with Cordwainers Community Garden and artist Zoe Burt on a project to grow a garment entirely in London. Flax was grown at several sites and processed at workshops, some of which took place at LCF, then the flax fibres were knitted by LCF technicians into a final garment http://blogs.arts.ac.uk/fashion/2015/02/07/lcf-students-staff-grow-fashion-garment/. The Cordwainers Community Garden is at LCF’s site Mare Street site in East London has been developed by the College and local residents into a thriving growing space which includes bee hives, wildlife areas, a recycled pallet shed and allotments as well as the dye beds.
o An MA Fashion Futures student won the Silver Gilt Medal at BBC Gardeners World Live in 2014 and her garden was replanted at LCF’s Mare Street Site.
o LCF has made organic calico available to students as a more sustainable alternative to conventional cotton calico.
o The LCF Sustainability Coordinator gives sustainability inductions to as many students as possible, introducing them to LCF’s sustainability principles and opportunities to participate right from the start, and has spoken at LCF’s all staff college conference, updating all staff on sustainability at the college.
o LCF has four beehives at our sites and staff and students can learn beekeeping with our beekeeper. Organic LCF honey is on sale on our eStore. The beehives were introduced in 2010 when the College decided to establish cared for green spaces to create an ‘oasis’ in the city.
o As well as educating our own students, the LCF Designer Manufacturer Innovation Support Centre (DISC) has recently sent out a sustainability survey to the small businesses it works with, questioning their sourcing, shipping, utility use etc. and suggesting ways to make these more sustainable. DISC was set up within the Centre for Fashion Enterprise at LCF to support fashion manufacturers and designers to innovate their business, products and services.
o LCF works to receive trade waste (e.g. fabrics, buttons and leather) from industry, and distributes this to students, demonstrating principles around waste and resources.
o During the national annual Green Week, which LCF has been involved in since it was initiated, LCF runs a number of sustainability activities open to staff and students from planting green spaces to debates.

• As part of UAL’s Environmental Management System, there is a Learning, Teaching and Research working group which reports to the UAL Sustainability Board. The group is chaired by the Director of the Centre for Sustainable Fashion, and the LCF Sustainability Coordinator.

Social Responsibility at LCF

• LCF’s Department for Social Responsibility aims to be a leading provider of pioneering initiatives that empower, inspire and create a voice for women and young people. Through discreet projects, research and curriculum development, the department aims to provide a number of unique platforms for students and staff to engage with Social Responsibility.
This aim came to fruition through LCF’s innovative Fashion Education in Prisons project. This project enabled fashion students to work with offenders on an innovative magazine to help boost employability skills and to support rehabilitation.

• In September 2014, a further collaboration between the London College of Fashion, Sir John Cass Foundation and the Ministry of Justice was established at HMP Holloway, a female prison in London. The project created the ‘The Fashion Training and Manufacture Unit’ within HMP Holloway. This social enterprise initiative aimed at providing skills and meaningful employment for serving and recently released offenders to the fashion industry. LCF Social Responsibility is also working towards developing a unique qualification for ex-offenders who will be trained at the unit situated in HMP Holloway.

• LCF is currently applying for a London regeneration fund in conjunction with Poplar Harca (a housing and regeneration community association) in order to replicate manufacturing lines established in regenerated space to aid the transition of women from prisons back into the community.

• The ‘Better Lives’ section of the LCF Website introduces students and staff to Social Responsibility, and how this cross institutional department is working with charities, industry organisations and local community organisations to integrate socially responsible practice into the life of the college. http://www.arts.ac.uk/fashion/about/better-lives/

• LCF Social Responsibility has developed a three point framework methodology which aims to connect students and staff of LCF, UAL with charities, local community organisations and not for profit organisations with Industry professional sand organisations. In this way, interventions create learning opportunities for all people and organisations involved, encouraging social responsible thinking and best practice.


Sustainability at the UAL

http://www.arts.ac.uk/about-ual/sustainability-at-ual/

The UAL has several platforms which allow both students and staff to engage in sustainability, they are:

Meet The Tide is a student designed and led platform for students to engage in sustainable Art and Design. It runs monthly design competitions around sustainability, with a judging panel of top industry experts. Meet The Tide helps the UAL understand its impact on usage of both energy and resources.

The Sustainability Blog is a place to find out about the latest news and events relating to sustainability at all of UAL’s Colleges. It also has articles explaining what UAL is doing to become more sustainable.

The UAL Carbon Dashboard site allows staff and students to see monthly figures for exactly how much energy is being used and information on waste recycling.

Awards and Achievements

• The UAL’s commitment to sustainability has been celebrated through a series of nominations and awards, including a win in the sustainable style category at the recent Observer Ethical Awards. This year the UAL achieved seven nominations (6 of which were for LCF) for Green Gown Awards including in the food and drink category for ‘Food for Life’, its catering facility, the first of its kind to receive the Gold Catering Mark by the Soil Association. The sustainable style category award was won by a group of London College of Fashion alumni. The Green Gown Awards recognise the exceptional sustainability initiatives being undertaken by universities and colleges across the UK.

Full list of 2015 UAL Green Gown Nominations:
Community Innovation - London College of Fashion: Creative Collaborations//Design+Make
Continuous Improvement - London College of Fashion’s Learning, Teaching and Research journey
Research and Development - University of the Arts London - London College of Fashion: Grow a Garment
Leadership Award - Professor Frances Corner, London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London
Student Sustainability Champion - Charlotte Rebekah Instone, London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London
Sustainability Professional - Dr Rosemary Willatt, London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London
UAL also has a finalist for its catering provision across the whole university: Food and Drink - Food for Life, University of the Arts London

LCF was highly commended for projects/people in the Courses and Learning, Sustainability Champion and Enterprise Categories.

• The UAL is the first University to be awarded Low Energy Company status. It is also currently undergoing the process to become ISO 50001 certified for Energy Management, http://blogs.arts.ac.uk/estates/2015/08/03/iso-50001-an-important-message-from-our-deputy-vice-chancellor-stephen-reid/

• LCF’s Social Responsibility team has received a number of awards for its innovative Fashion Education in Prisons projects where LCF collaborated with the Ministry of Justice and the Sir John Cass Foundation. In November 2013, LCF’s Prisons Project won The Times Higher Education Outreach Award and in March 2014 the Prime Minister’s Big Society Award. The Social Responsibility Art Against Knives Project, part of the Communities Programme, was also recently nominated for a Green Gown Award.

Examples of LCF’s commitment to the Principles of Responsible Management Education

Principe 1
PURPOSE: We will develop the capabilities of students to be future generators of sustainable value for business and society at large and to work for an inclusive and sustainable global economy.

• London College of Fashion is committed to enhancing teaching and learning for sustainability, providing opportunities for students and staff to question practices and lifestyles, systems and structures, and ultimately developing sustainability literate graduates. It aims to be the leader in understanding sustainability in fashion and related disciplines, creating transformational spaces for analysis, reflection and experimentation which nurture creative solution-focused minds.
• LCF Social Responsibility aims to provide unique platforms for students and staff to engage with socially responsible practice. Through these interventions we aim to influence and encourage socially responsible thinking and best practice among our students and staff, building knowledge and expertise, ultimately facilitating positive change.

Principle 2
VALUES: We will incorporate into our academic activities and curricula the values of global social responsibility as portrayed in international initiatives such as the United Nations Global Compact


• CSF and Kering (world leader in apparel and accessories, a French luxury goods holding company with 21 subsidiaries) have developed a 5-year partnership to support sustainable practices and innovation in the fashion industry and across curriculum. The partnership consist of a series of talks, awards and co-development of academic modules with sustainability at the core.
• Fashion is a global business and LCF has over 2000 international students so global social responsibility is embedded in our curricula. LCF Social Responsibility aims to provide unique platforms for students and staff to engage with socially responsible practice. Through these interventions we aim to influence and encourage socially responsible thinking and best practice among our students and staff, building knowledge and expertise, ultimately facilitating positive change.


Principle 3
METHOD: We will create educational frameworks, materials, processes and environments that enable effective learning experiences for responsible leadership.

• A database of materials for teaching sustainability and ethical issues has been developed in-house and is available to all staff.
• LCF Social Responsibility has developed a three point framework methodology which aims to connect students and staff of LCF, UAL with charities, local community organisations and not for profit organisations with Industry professional sand organisations. In this way, interventions create learning opportunities for all people and organisations involved, encouraging social responsible thinking and best practice.

Achievements Research Development in the Field of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability

• Research at LCF includes the Centre for Sustainable Fashion http://sustainable-fashion.com/about/, a diverse community of world leading researchers, designers, educators and communicators with an extensive network that crosses disciplines, generations, cultures and locations. This allows the CSF to:

 Create internationally acclaimed research
 Set agendas in government, business, and public arenas
 Pioneer world relevant curriculum

• CSF seeks to create world-leading research, exploring fashion in relation to key themes of: Consumption and Growth, Cultures of Care, Public understanding of Climate Change, Urbanisation, Ecological literacy, Social sustainability, Business models and design practices. Detail on CSF projects can be found at http://sustainable-fashion.com/projects/ .

• CSF works with governments, media and NGOs to ignite debate and drive legislative change – through being co-secreate to the All Party Parliamentary Group for Ethics and Sustainability in Fashion

• CSF has formed partnerships with both small and large businesses to conceive, develop and apply radical sustainable principles and practices: recent projects include partnerships with Selfridges, Nike, H&M, Kering and Creative Hub, a European Regional Development Fund financed project where CSF has been mentoring 30 London based fashion SMEs.

• LCF and UAL have vast experience in working with other partners in delivering collaborative consortium projects. LCF’s ‘Better Lives’ http://www.arts.ac.uk/fashion/about/better-lives/ initiative is a term used by LCF to describe the work LCF undertakes to incorporate fashion, as a discipline, to drive change, build a sustainable future and ultimately improve the way we live. Through the Better Lives initiative LCF works with charities and foundations in schools and prisons, offering fashion education and opportunity and raising social awareness. Recent examples include LCF x Art against Knives and Jeans for Genes Charity Project.

• The Designer-Manufacturer Innovative Support Centre (DISC) was created so LCF’s Enterprise Centre could engage with fashion manufacture SME’s to support the innovation of their products, process and systems and ensure a sustainable approach.

• A number of current LCF PhD students are researching the cultural, environmental and societal factors in SME businesses. These include, “Why Marketing Sustainability is important for Emerging Economies”.

• In April 2014, LCF’s Enterprise Centre published a paper in the International Journal of Strategic Business Alliances titled: ‘David and Goliath in sustainable fashion: strategic business alliances in the UK fashion industry’. This paper considered the formation of strategic alliances with sustainable fashion small to medium enterprises (SMEs).

• LCF's Centre for Sustainable Fashion offers a series of short courses in collaboration with our short course provider, Artscom.

• The Fashion Consultancy Project in BA (Hons) Fashion Management offers a good platform for academic research and knowledge development with companies in the field of corporate responsibility and sustainability. The unit allows students to relate academic theory to practical business operations and highlights different approaches to fashion management. Students work collaboratively on a specific negotiated project as business consultants to a fashion company.

• LCF Careers runs a Global Outlook Award which funds students to take their work to a new country and develop a creative project or creative skills beyond borders. A recent award winner researched “Made in China” focussing on sustainability.

• Members of the Fashion Management Programme are publishing a book, “Strategic Fashion Management”, which will become a key course text and include a chapter on Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability.

• The Flexible Learning Programme has an ongoing relationship with Amnesty International and is currently working with Sue Ryder. Recent industry collaborators include Volvo, who have an ethical approach to their business, and Moshi Monsters, who have an ethical approach to their management structure and working environment.

• LCF runs a ‘Sustainable Factory’ where companies such as The Ethical Fashion Forum and Impact Trade present to the students.

• LCF Social Responsibility runs annual projects as a part of the Fashion Education in Prisons Programme, introducing students to the principles of social responsibility, collaborative working practise, community building and integrating socially responsible thinking and practice into their work.

• LCF Social Responsibility also runs discreet projects through their Communities Programme which give student and staff the opportunity to work with charities, local community groups and industry organisations, introducing students and staff to the principles of social responsibility, collaborative working practise, community building and integrating socially responsible thinking and practice into their work.

• LCF’s Widening Participation Unit works with a number of schools and external partners such as St Joseph’s Hospice. This partnership was a finalist for the 2014 Green Gown awards; LCF staff and students have worked with school students to upcycle jumble items donated to the hospice into bags, and an LCF alumna runs crafting sessions in the hospice with patients, carers, staff and volunteers.

Examples of LCF's commitment to the Principles of Responsible Management Education:
Principle 4
RESEARCH: We will engage in conceptual and empirical research that advances our understanding about the role, dynamics, and impact of corporations in the creation of sustainable social, environmental and economic value.

• The Centre for Sustainable Fashion (CSF) is a University of the Arts, London Research Centre based at LCF. The CSF explores the field of design for sustainability and its application to fashion as both artistic and business practice. The CSF’s work also utilises vital elements of the ‘Better Lives’ http://www.arts.ac.uk/fashion/about/better-lives/ initiative (see below) and concentrates its research on human and ecological resilience as a lens for design in fashion’s artistic and business practices. The CSF has grown to be a diverse community of world leading researchers, designers, educators and communicators with an extensive network that crosses disciplines, generations, cultures and locations, enabling the CSF to create internationally acclaimed research, set agendas in government, business and public arenas and pioneer world relevant curriculum.
• LCF Social Responsibility are initiating a programme of research beginning academic year 2015-2016 which seeks to evaluate the impact and effectiveness of interventions to date and build on existing knowledge and expertise of supporting the women and young people of our local communities into further and higher education, and employment within the fashion industry.

Principle 5
PARTNERSHIP: We will interact with managers of business corporations to extend our knowledge of their challenges in meeting social and environmental responsibilities and to explore jointly effective approaches to meeting these challenges.

• CSF has formed partnerships with both small and large businesses to conceive, develop and apply radical sustainable principles and practices: recent projects include partnerships with Selfridges, Nike, H&M, Kering and Creative Hub, a European Regional Development Fund financed project where CSF has been mentoring 30 London based fashion SMEs.
• LCF Social Responsibility has formed partnerships with charities, local community groups and industry organisations, to develop networks enabling students and staff to work collaboratively with our local community and discover the principles of social responsibility http://www.arts.ac.uk/fashion/about/better-lives/ .


Principle 6
DIALOGUE: We will facilitate and support dialogue and debate among educators, students, business, government, consumers, media, civil society organisations and other interested groups and stakeholders on critical issues related to global social responsibility and sustainability.

• CSF works with governments, media and NGOs to ignite debate and drive legislative change – through being co-secreate to the All Party Parliamentary Group for Ethics and Sustainability in Fashion
• LCF Social Responsibility will be hosting the Better Lives Lecture Series 2015-2016 which aims to bring together high profile social responsibility, social enterprise and industry professionals with students and staff to introduce Social Responsibility principles, discuss best practice and inspire change.

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