Sustainable Challenge


Initiative that wants to rethink the future of the fashion sector from the point of view of sustainability.

Sustainable Challenge is an annual project inspired by a commitment to create solutions that will make the fashion industry sustainable and will be applicable to other sectors. It’s a project that fulfills the requirements of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

The project subscribes to the vision that sustainable development has to happen in the three areas: social, environmental and economic. Should it fail in any one of these aspects it cannot be defined as sustainable. This vision is the basis of the triple agenda of Sustainable Challenge: the environmental which covers our interaction with nature; the social where the focus is on offering people the opportunity to cover their basic needs, a sense of worth and the protection of their rights; the economic, where a balance is sought between satisfying economic needs and preserving the planet for future generations. Every edition of Sustainable Challenge is based on the bedrock of this agenda.

The third edition of Sustainable Challenge will take place in 2021 with the slogan “Industrial Symbiosis, a Booster to Circular Fashion”. In this edition, 48 design students from different disciplines from all over Spain, the United Kingdom, Italy and Portugal, advised by experts connected with the fashion industry, will work in mixed and heterogeneous groups.

The project is curated by Elizabeth Cardwell, fashion stylist and educator at Liverpool John Moores University, and Verónica Kuchinow, specialist in industrial symbiosis and in resource efficiency as a business tool towards circular economy.