Who we are
The Durham University Charity Fashion Show is the largest student-led event in the country.
This year the movement celebrated an executive committee of 26 members and 50 models, raising £150, 000 for the Environmental Justice Foundation and campaigning for a shift in attitudes around environmental sustainability.
what we do
DUCFS is a celebration of creativity, art, and fashion. The main show brought together sustainable designers such as George Clarke, Christopher Raeburn and Larissa von Planta. We put on seven pre-show events including a Clothes Swap and a Festival of Sustainability; welcoming high-profile speakers such as Lucinda Chambers, ex-Fashion Editor at Vogue.
Our position as the largest student fundraiser in the UK and a fashion show demands an acknowledgement of the environmental and social impacts of the fast fashion industry. We are proud to be supporting the Environmental Justice Foundation, a charity whose fundamental belief in environmental security as a basic human right has propelled their work to the forefront of global environmental politics.
It gives us great pleasure to announce this year’s theme ‘The Thread’. Fashion is a symbol of creativity, self-expression and empowerment. It should not cost the planet or enslave its population. As individuals in the wider social fabric we can create a tangible change. This year, DUCFS encourages individuals to question the choices they make, to consume consciously, go against the grain and #pullthethread.