Latest Updates

July 2022

The project SFES (Sustainable Fashion and Employability Skills) has welcomed over 40 students and staff from the partner universities (Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, Edhec, Universidad Villanueva and Universidade de Madeira) and two industrial partners (Harris Tweed Hebrides and Tendam Retail Group) in Europe as part of the Sustainable Fashion Employability Skills (SFES) Erasmus + funded project workshop led by GCU. The participants have been with us for a week of immersive experiences with visits and workshops to the best representations of sustainable businesses in Scotland.

June 2022

Introducing the first chapter of our new podcast series: Sustainable Fashion Pills by SFES European Project. The first chapter is live now: ‘Fair Trade: working conditions in textile industries in Asia’, a conversation with Kavita Parmar.

We cannot think of a better way of kicking off our new project than with Kavita: an activist, entrepreneur and creative director.

May 2022

The “Universitat Politècnica de València” (UPV) has formally joined the Social Forum of the Fashion Industry through a meeting held at Gandia Campus Polytechnic University of Valencia.

The forum comprises a group of entities committed to upgrading the social, environmental and economic sustainability of Spanish fashion’s industrial and distribution sector.

Retailers such as Inditex, TENDAM, MANGO or El Corte Inglés participate in this forum. The engagement took place in an event attended by students participating in the
European project SFES European Project on Sustainable Fashion led by professors Esteban Galán Cubillo and Nadia Alonso López.

April 2022

We have started a new TikTok challenge.

April 2022

This year, concerning the world #earthday, the Oceano Azul Foundation will organize more than 150 presential and virtual initiatives to celebrate the ocean in #portugal.

These initiatives include expositions, conferences, cleaning the beaches, and special sessions in classrooms all around the country for seven days. People of all ages are equally welcome.

April 2022

Like every year, the 22nd of April is dedicated to the Earth and like every year is mobilizing all over France. Their mantra is that by ensuring the health of the Earth, we ensure the mental and physical health of everyone.

We cannot think of a better way of kicking off This year, they have created the eco-anxious movement which calls on everyone to communicate their vision of the earth and to become aware of how to improve their impact on the #environment

Thursday 4th November 2021

 Glasgow Caledonian University organized a very awaited zoom panel within the COP26  in partnership with our EU-funded SFES project, aiming to discuss reaching sustainable goals in the fashion industry through education and employability. A diverse panel of speakers, which included members of our team, addressed these issues and answered some questions thrown by the attendants.

The speakers addressed the topic of the environmental issues that the fashion industry is facing and tackled it from their individual perspectives and their professional backgrounds. 

Thursday 16th September 2021

We are very happy because we could make the first in-person meeting of all the partners in the Sustainable Fashion Employability Skills (SFES).

The meeting was in the GCU London this September. We talked about the next steps in the project, such as the workshops in Scotland and Portugal in 2022 or the development of the different actions to carry out.

Many thanks to all of you. We are looking forward to seeing you again! And remember we are looking for storytelling of brands that have embraced sustainability. We would appreciate it if you can share yours in our social media: Instagram or Twitter.

Wednesday 30th June 2021

SFES is celebrating an On-line Launch Meeting where all the investigators, industry partners and students will be able to meet for the first time. Although is not being easy to carry out face to face activities this exciting event will finally mark the takeoff of our project. Don’t forget that you can also join a Club House chat after the meeting!

10:00 AM to 12:00 Noon (UK, Portugal)
11:00 AM to 1:00 PM (France, Spain)

More events coming soon