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  • Potential of the Czech fashion sector. Full report.

    I would like to share the latest report on the Czech fashion sector that I co-authored for the Institute of Arts/Czech Ministry of Culture. Our team worked really hard to assess, in a holistic way, the current situation in the sector.  The publication is predominantly written in the Czech language, however, it has a detailed…

  • The Earth Logic at Copenhagen Fashion Summit

    #CFSPlus 2 days&many discussions about future of fashion through re-designing its value. Prof @katetfletcher @mathildatham discussed with @dwpenny @SafiaMinney  the #EarthLogic action plan. Catch up here: https://t.co/D3h8YUldIl  Full text: https://t.co/hHfDYt8Ab1 @CPHFashSummit pic.twitter.com/gQa0dh1Q8Y — Zuzana Mandic (@zuzanazuz) October 13, 2020

  • CO2 Emissions, Climate and Fashion

    Continuing on the same path, with the same business models, structures, policies, behaviour and levels of efforts the 2030 emissions reduction targets set out by the Paris Agreement will be achieved only partially – by half. *       Greenhouse gas emission and fashion industry According to the recently published report ‘Fashion on Climate’…

  • Circular Business Models in Fashion

    When thinking about opportunities and barriers that present throughout the fashion industry in relation to its drive for greater sustainability and circular efforts, I recommend having a browse through the following reports and articles. They highlight key issues and offer thoughts on possible solutions.   The focus of circular transformation in fashion has been largely…

  • Market for Craft – UK Market, Consumers, Export Potential

    The Market for Craft https://t.co/PjI6n6FbKh Biggest research in a decade into UK crafts commissioned by @CraftsCouncilUK and partners. Fresh and detailed insight into UK craft market, craft consumers and markets with export potential. #UKcraft #creativeindustries @MHMinsight pic.twitter.com/kyrRdhyxHZ — Zuzana Mandic (@zuzanazuz) May 26, 2020

  • Sustainability in Fashion at Crossroads

    The current pandemic has sent shock waves through the fashion industry and its entire supply chain, including the apparel and textile manufacturing.  Sustainability has been on the agenda of the fashion industry for years. Representatives have called for greater integration; attempting to move away from the linear economic model to an approach that more intensively…

  • European Perspectives on Measuring Impact of Covid-19 on Creative Industries

    There has been heightened activity among many public sector organisations, policy centres, unions and networks in the cultural and creative industries (CCIs) to collate and measure the impact of the current crisis on the sector. Here is an overview of some of the work at a transnational- European level. The next steps – coordinating support…

  • Creative Industries and National Approaches during Coronavirus Pandemic

    – UK, Czech Republic, Romania, UAE – Large proportion of microbusiness (with less than 10 employees) and self-employed are typical characteristics of the creative industries labour market. This is applicable globally.  In the UK, more than 95% of creative businesses employ less than 10 people. In addition, a third of the total creative industries workforce…

  • Crisis Planning Worksheet – Creative Micro and Small Businesses

    I have shared this crisis planning worksheet with creative businesses, mainly independent fashion brands, during discussions and consultations that we have had over the last week. It highlights what needed to be done at he beginning of the crisis and needs to be checked throughout the next three months to mitigate  risks posed by the…

  • Romanian Design Week – International Perspective

    UPDATE: THE EVENT HAS BEEN NOW POSTPONED. STAY SAFE AND COME BACK FOR FURTHER INFO.   As part of this year’s programme, the Romanian Design Week will showcase selected works from international design exhibitions as well as exhibitions that document the evolution of design from different cultural, national and international perspectives.   Let’s take a…