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Designing the Green Transition UK fashion interventions to implement a circular fashion ecosystem: upstream

This research report has a focus on broad themes across fashion supply chain steps of design, sourcing and manufacture only, to answer the primary research question: How sector interventions can enable implementation of a circular fashion ecosystem, specifically in the upstream supply chain? Across the core themes of the upstream supply chain, this report presents findings based on research conducted from January to April 2023, using primary data the IPF gathered between 2021 and 2023 from across the fashion industry. This includes SME fashion designers in the BFC network, academia, brands, retailers, consultants, collectors & sorters & reprocessors, digital innovators, logistics providers, institutions and the third sector.
   Author: Institute of Positive Fashion

Design Researchers in Residence 2021/22 RESTORE

This publication features the work of the 2021/22 Design Researchers in Residence. It accompanies an exhibition staged at the Design Museum from June to September 2022. Throughout their residency at the Design Museum, this year's cohort have been applying a restorative lens to their respective fields and projects. In the fields of design, restoration typically describes the act of fixing or mending an object: a salvaged piece of furniture, a cracked screen, a rusty bicycle. Design Researchers in Residence is Future Observatory’s programme for emerging design researchers hosted at the Design Museum.
   Authors: Thomas Aquilina, Delfina Fantini Van Ditmar, Samuel Iliffe, Sanne Visser, George Kafka & Lila Boschet