The Carma Project: Sustainable fashion as a force for community uplift.
The Carma Project is a research initiative focused on harnessing sustainable fashion to end poverty and support community uplift. We believe this sector holds immense potential to create dignified work, thriving communities, and individual empowerment.
Sustainable fashion goes beyond eco-friendly choices and self-expression – it's a powerful tool for social change. However, for it to be truly effective, sustainability demands an inclusive and ethical approach with deep respect for the people, lives, and livelihoods connected to the industry – whether as consumers, producers, communities, or within wider society.
Our research investigates how AI, digital fashion networks, and cutting-edge methods can transform the fashion system. We strive to break free from traditional capitalist frameworks, creating ethical supply chains that directly support poverty eradication efforts and drive industry reform.
Who We Are
We're a dedicated team taking direct action to end extreme poverty. The Carma Project is our platform, where sustainable and ethical fashion becomes a powerful tool for global change. It's a movement built by volunteers and partners who share our belief in a fairer and more just fashion industry.
Why Change is Urgent
The fashion industry, with 300 million employees, faces issues like low pay, violence, and poor working conditions. Women, marginalised groups, and those in countries lacking social safety nets are most at risk:
The Carma Project Approach
We're determined to break the cycle and lead fashion into an empowering future. Here's our blueprint:
Volunteer with Us
Join our remote volunteer community to work toward authentic social change within the fashion industry. We make volunteering accessible, diverse and rewarding.
ReStart: Our Flagship Programme
Initial activities are centered around ReStart - a programme that focuses on uplifting marginalised communities by merging sustainable fashion with digital inclusion. This initiative transcends the conventional role of fashion, utilising it as a vehicle for social improvement and offering vital skills and opportunities to underserved groups. Digital inclusion lies at the heart of ReStart, aiming to break down established barriers and open avenues for these communities in the wider digital and fashion arenas. Projects and activities include:
Join Us in Creating and Launching a Sustainable Fashion Platform to Combat Inequality and Enhance Societal Wellbeing
Help us with the launch of our inclusive fash-tech platform. We are seeking a marketing expert to help us devise and execute the marketing...