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This is a space for sharing knowledge about Fashion and Clothing challenges regarding Sustainable Development Goals.

Issues about Fashion and Textile Industryits potential contribution, the threats they face and also represent to societies development within a frame of responsible human and environmental practices, are questions we adress in research for quite some time. At CURA ® FASHION DESIGN STUDIO  we have started applying principles and knowledges, initiating synergies between different professional agents in proximity and reciprocity with small scale structures but not only, which allows us to verify and assess theoretical issues at creative, active and participatory ways, in a broad sense.

Whether you are a customer, designer, fashion designer, fashion professional or general public, if you want to engage and better understand Sustainable Production – Eco Materials and Processes, Human Factors and Security etc.- and Consumption – Communities of Sharing, Second-Life or Upcycling to name a few –  as other realms of CURA® propositions and events, you can subscribe our Mailing List, which allows you to be updated when news are published here.

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Because awareness is key.

Articles, Organizations, Research:


Cannabis and SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT – Report 2019

Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s Make Fashion Circular

A New Textiles Economy  

Global Fashion Agenda

Global Fashion Agenda’s 2020 Commitment

Lima E., Montagna G. (2021) Industrial Hemp and Apparel Design – An Introduction to Challenges and Opportunities of Sustainability and Evolutionary Resilience. In: Shin C.S., Di Bucchianico G., Fukuda S., Ghim YG., Montagna G., Carvalho C. (eds) Advances in Industrial Design. AHFE 2021. Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems, vol 260. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-80829-7_80

Lima, E. 2012 “Fashion Design For Sustainability: From obsolescence to Product Longevity. / Design de Moda para a Sustentabilidade. Da Obsolescência para a Longevidade de Produtos”. International Conference, DESIGNA 2012, (In) Sustentabilidade, (Un) Sustainability. Proceedings, 219-Moda / Fashion. Ubi, Covilhã, Portugal. Nov.23, 24, 2012.

Lima, E., 2012 “Creativity and sustainability in Fashion Design Education; GLOBAL FASHION CONFERENCE: Future Options For The Fashion World, Spain, Madrid, 15-17 November 2012.

Lima, E. 2007 “Mind what you wear” (2007). VESTIR Magazine – Tema: Sustentabilidade. Revista Técnico-pedagógica da Indústria de Vestuário e Confeçção. CIVEC. Centro de Formação Profissional da industria de Vestuário e Confecção, 2007.

Sustainable Development Goals UN – 2030

U.N. SDG’s Goal 12



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