What Is The Sustainable Fashion Collective?

Holistic guidance and expert advice for budding and established fashion brands, designers and creative entrepreneurs.


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

The fashion industry is complex to navigate anyway, so throw in sustainability and ethics and it becomes even more overwhelming. 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, brands and entrepreneurs dedicated to ethical and responsible practices. Membership to The Sustainable Fashion Collective is free and open for everyone to join.

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, and even downgrade as you need to also.

This is a monthly subscription-based Membership. You can cancel at any time.
Find the full refunds and cancellation policy here.

Explore the hundreds of industry experts of The Sustainable Fashion Collective who have participated in exclusive MasterclassesTutorials and Events 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. We have Members who are established brand owners, those just starting out, employees of a large company and the everyday person wanting simply to increase their knowledge.



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 one or more experts to record webinars that take 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 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 teaching our Pattern Cutting Masterclass


Lessons

These offer up a conversation on a specific issue within the Masterclass topic. There will always be a focus on holistic understanding so that you build up as many perspectives as possible, yet each lesson has a direction that will either give you the tools to try something out yourself, be better equipped to work on certain elements of your business, or boost your confidence with knowledge. And likely all of this! There will also be lessons that provide downloadables in the form of glossaries, templates, workbooks and toolkits.


Cyndi Rhoades explaining Worn Again Technologies innovations in textile recycling


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 divulging how to have both a healthy and happy work culture


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, and all invaluable information.

Dive in to all interviews here.


Safia Minney talking business


Technical tutorials

As well as providing you with business advice and holistic resources, it's essential that you're armed with all of the skills you need to create sustainable products that hold value with the user. But being sustainable can be a total minefield, which is why every month we cover a new topic from across the fashion and creative industries. 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 teaching draping on the stand


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.

Watch Professional Member Rachel Carvell-Spedding's testimonial:


SO... ARE YOU IN?

To become a Professional member and access the website, all you need to do is first register your interest as a free member just below.

What happens once you sign up?

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]
(this is the most direct and quickest route to contact us).

How do I access the full content?

Once you've registered and set up your password, you're then able to upgrade to a Professional Membership; The Sustainable Fashion Collective is a monthly subscription platform, with a recurring direct debit. 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.

Membership costs £31.50/month.
You can subscribe on a rolling monthly basis, or get your first four months for the price of two (that's just £15.75 per month!)

Head here to upgrade.

How to cancel your Professional 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, no matter how long is left until your next due payment. You will then be downgraded to a free membership, meaning you can continue to access the blog, live Q&A's and lesson outlines, but not the full content. You can resubscribe at the normal monthly fee whenever you're ready.

See the full refunds and cancellation policy here.

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