Last night London College of Fashion attended the 14th edition of the prestigious Green Gown Awards Ceremony. The Awards saw guests from institutions, companies and organisations across the UK and Ireland come to celebrate the educational initiatives, staff, and students helping address some of the most pressing global challenges. For the second year running, finalists mapped their entry against the United Nation’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the most popular being ‘sustainable cities and communities’, ‘responsible consumption and production’ and ‘quality education’.
London College of Fashion won two prestigious sustainability awards:
• Benefitting Society Award, for our Rethinking Rehabilitation and connecting communities through craft project – a collaboration between the San Patrignano rehabilitation community in Italy with LCF’s BA Menswear students and the Making for Change unit.
• The Next Generation Learning and Skills Award for our Fashion and Sustainability: Understanding Luxury Fashion in a Changing World free online course in partnership with Kering, which was announced earlier this year.
Claire Swift, Director of Social Responsibility at LCF, collected the Benefitting Society Award
University of the Arts London Vice Chancellor, Professor Nigel Carrington said: “Winning two Green Gown Awards recognises and celebrates the fantastic sustainability work taking place within the UAL community. Our Sustainability Manifesto guides our focus through a holistic set of themes, increasing engagement with sustainability and catalysing progress within and beyond our institution.”
To find out more about the awards, please visit Green Gown Awards