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Date count run19 Mar 2021
Election rulesERS97 STV
Candidates running3
Available position1
Total ballots18
Valid votes18
Invalid votes0

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Round Phoebe Veelenturf Shyla Robinson RON (Re-Open Nominations) Exhausted Surplus Threshold
1 3.00 15.00 0.00 6.00 9.00
Count of first choices. The initial quota is 9.00. Candidate Shyla Robinson has reached the threshold and is elected.

Winner is Shyla Robinson.

Number of vacancies: 1

Candidates

Phoebe Veelenturf
With sustainability posing as one of the biggest challenges to the fashion industry. I aim to help raise awareness, as well as to educate people on the importance of sustainability, the impact that fashion and especially ‘fast fashion’ has on the world’s resources, and how, as consumers, we can help to drive the attitudes and processes of manufacturers and retailers.
I would welcome the opportunity to reach out to students initiating discussions and events with guest speakers, demonstrating to students how buying patterns and behaviours can directly and powerfully influence fashion brands, thereby improving sustainability.
I also hope to initiate projects such as practical skills on repurposing clothes, buying habits, and what to do with old clothes.
I believe that I am a good fit for this role due to the overlap of my compassionate beliefs around the environment and my keen interest in fashion. I have previous experience in helping to set up an online second-hand clothing business and I have worked within a global London-based fashion brand which gave me valuable insight into the processes strategies of the industry. Including my personal approach to repurposing clothes which I have developed since an early teenager, I recently enrolled in a sustainability course in luxury fashion.
Shyla Robinson
Hello everybody! Shyla here:) As many of you might already know, I am a PIR student and was the Head of Sustainability at MODO. I have a passion for sustainable fashion and to test my commitment I am going off fast fashion this year (it’s been a success so far!).

Over the past year I have helped organize events (Fours Paws UK), collaborate with Sustainable UCL (we have an IG take-over coming soon!), and perhaps what I’m most proud of, put together a page for sustainable resources on our website (https://www.modofashionsociety.co.uk/sustainability). It includes MODO’s new “Sustainability Manifesto” and links to online courses, documentaries, books, podcasts, and more, so feel free to brush up on your knowledge on the impact and ethical dimensions of the fashion industry if you find some free time over the summer!

That said, given online learning this year I was unfortunately not able to follow up on some of the other plans I had outlined at the beginning of my campaign, specifically, thrift walks and a list of small businesses near campus. To fulfill these plans with the goal of bringing in more interaction in the new year, I am running again for Head of Sustainability. Additionally, I also hope to begin working more closely with the designers at MODO next year onwards to include some elements of sustainable material into every collection to strengthen our society’s commitment to sustainable fashion.

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