An international fashion research project exploring the 'craft of use'

Our Partners

The Local Wisdom project is led from the Centre for Sustainable Fashion at London College of Fashion. There are seven partner institutions in total:

London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London, UK
With a distinguished track record in design research, teaching and practice, UAL is at the forefront of the fashion industry in the UK and Europe. Its Centre for Sustainable Fashion (CSF) is a global leader in the field.

California College of the Arts, San Francisco, USA
With longstanding interest in the discourse around craft, CCA combines creative fashion practice and sustainability with close alliances to industry partners in the San Francisco Bay Area' 

Parsons The New School for Design, New York City, USA
Parsons draws on expertise in innovative approaches to fashion design to develop new approaches and systems.

Kolding Design School, Kolding, Denmark
KDS has a special interest in the role of textiles used in garments and the connection between social and ecological innovation to novel intervention points in the supply chain.

Emily Carr University, Vancouver, Canada
ECU is one of Canada's best-known art and design institutions specializing in sustainable design and the visual arts.

Massey University, Wellington, New Zealand
Massey is known for its cross-disciplinary research in fashion and design and is a pioneer in zero waste pattern cutting.

RMIT, Melbourne, Australia
is a leading university in technology and design and brings a transdisciplinary research approach that considers both the technological and social dimensions of the work at hand.