What Is The Sustainable Fashion Collective?

Holistic guidance and expert advice for budding design entrepreneurs.


We're on a mission - and we know you are too, to change the fashion industry for the better. 

The ethical fashion industry is complex to navigate. It's clear that the most effective way we can incite change is by working together. As part of, "The Sustainable Fashion Collective", we stand together as a united community of designers and entrepreneurs dedicated to ethical and responsible practices. Membership to The Sustainable Fashion Collective is free and open to everyone to join.

Click here to create your free profile and become a member of The Sustainable Fashion Collective.

In line with our vision of building the largest community of sustainable fashion designers and change-makers in the industry, all members of the industry and sewing community can join the collective for free. Free Members have access to News Articles and Live Events. We also offer a Professional Membership for creatives looking for guidance and expert advice on building an ethical design business. Read on to find out more about our Professional Membership.

Fashion Revolution event in collaboration with Fabrications Hackney


Professional Membership

Alongside Free Membership, we offer Professional Membership where ethical design entrepreneurs and responsible businesses can access monthly-refreshed resources, holistic guidance and expert advice. You can upgrade from a Free Membership to a Professional membership at any time.

Explore the hundreds of industry experts of The Sustainable Fashion Collective who have participated in exclusive MasterclassesTutorials and Masterminds that you can enjoy as a Professional Member.

Head to our Testimonials page to find out what other Professional Members think of The Sustainable Fashion Collective.

Professional membership of the collective will give you access to valuable information:

And it doesn't stop there! As a professional member you will also have access to:


A closer look...

Masterclasses.

Each month we release a Masterclass on a different topic directly related to growing a sustainable business. For each Masterclass, we've enlisted the help of a bundle of experts to record conversations and video content that takes you through all of the crucial information you need to know on that topic. We also include useful external links and downloadable resources, saving you hours of time trawling through the internet to find answers to your questions.

Whether you're an existing business, or looking to start a new venture, there will be a Masterclass that will suit the information you're seeking.

Past Masterclasses have included:

See all Masterclass topics here.

To see a Masterclass Taster, we have a wonderful lesson with social enterprise Birdsong.

members' club live event
Nina Redman


Live Q&A's with industry experts.

We host a monthly live online Q&A session with an industry expert, along with a monthly networking session that brings expert business owners from across the industry to present and chat in panel discussion format. If you're not available for the live session, you can send your questions in advance, and watch the replay whenever suits you.

See all upcoming and past events here - both physical and online.

members' club live event
Liz Earle


Interviews.

We believe that consistent learning is key to growing successful businesses - and one of the best ways is to learn from people who have been in your shoes. If you can learn from their mistakes - even better! We've interviewed some truly inspirational brands and founders, and have got down to the nitty-gritty - from how to launch a successful crowdfunding campaign, to setting up a pop-up shop, to getting featured in Vogue, to Waitrose becoming a first stockist... the experience of the brands we've interviewed is incredible... all invaluable information!

Dive in to all interviews here.

Safia Minney


Technical tutorials.

As well as providing you with business advice and resources provided, it's really important to me that you're armed with all of the skills you need to create products that are sustainable. But being sustainable can be a total minefield! Which is why, every month we cover a new topic or design technique. Whether it's zero waste design, how wool is produced or draping on the stand - there's something to be learnt from every tutorial.

Learn more from the Technical Tutorials here.

The Members Club Technical Tutorial
Laura Mackay


Frequently Asked Questions:


Testimonials

"It's so interesting to hear other brands talk about how they started. If you're feeling overwhelmed, you listen to the videos and it gives you ideas on what you can do too." 

"There's loads of information that I'll just keep going back to!"

"...it's been incredibly helpful. There are some great people talking, and you've introduced us to new brands as well."

"To listen to masterclasses that start from the beginning, then you can double check that you've done all those things - that makes sense!"

Find more testimonials here.


So... are you in?

To become a Professional Member and access more of the platform, all you need to do is upgrade from a Free Member to a Professional Member. We operate as a monthly subscription platform, with a recurring direct debit through our trusted payment partner Stripe. This means that you can be based anywhere in the world, and still be able to be a Professional Member. Your monthly subscription will continue automatically once you have signed up, and payments will be deducted monthly on the same day - however, you can cancel anytime, and rejoin at any time.

What happens next?

Once you have signed up, you will receive an email to set up your login and password for The Sustainable Fashion Collective. If it doesn't land in your inbox, please check your junk mail and add the sender to your contacts to prevent any further emails heading there.

Please don't hesitate to get in touch if you are experiencing any problems: [email protected] OR [email protected]

How to downgrade from Professional to free membership

You can cancel your Professional Membership at any time from your profile by going to "My Account" in the menu. Cancelling your recurring payment will deactivate your Membership, so you will no longer be able to log in to the site on the date of your next due payment.

Please note, older Members who subscribed using Paypal will not see this cancel button. Email us to cancel and we'll sort this out for you manually.