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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

Virtual Production’s Role in Carbon Reduction and Net Zero Production in the Screen Industries

This policy report investigates the role of Virtual Production (VP) in reducing carbon emissions within the screen industries. It highlights the transformative nature of this nascent technology and its potential to revolutionise production workflows whilst at the same time significantly reducing carbon emissions in the production cycle of film, television, animation, games and other new emerging digital entertainment forms. It is a technology solution that will also support ambitions across the screen sector to push towards net zero content production.
   Author: Studio Ulster

Development of a Sustainability Reporting Framework for Co-Located, Cross-Sector Organisations

This research aims to develop and test a sustainability reporting framework to help organizations of varying sizes, maturities, and sectors progress towards sustainability goals. The framework will be developed within the context of the South Ken ZEN+ initiative and will be tested through phased interviews and workshops with ERCG members. The framework aims to support context-specific learning, aggregate performance, accommodate data at different levels of quality, and increase efficiency by reducing resource duplication and reporting time.
   Author: South Ken ZEN+

Retrofitting for Cultural Infrastructure

This report helps articulate the three values of retrofit - environmental, cultural and social - operating within the parameters of economic considerations, which should be considered for the future-proofing of our cultural infrastructure. It aims to bring greater clarity to the retrofit process for cultural organisations as well as recommendations for policy-makers and researchers.
   Author: DSDHA

Strategies for Reducing the Carbon Impact of Temporary and Touring Exhibitions in the Museums and Galleries sector

This report investigates current and future strategies for minimising the carbon impact of the design and build of temporary and touring exhibitions in the UK museums and galleries sector.
   Author: URGE Collective