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Fashion Management: Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Sustainability

Institut Français de la Mode via FutureLearn


Explore the importance of sustainability in fashion

On this final course in this Fashion Management ExpertTrack, you’ll have the opportunity to consider the future of fashion, examining what it means to be entrepreneurial in fashion, and how to create a sustainable fashion business.

By the end of the course you’ll be able to understand issues around sustainability in fashion, describe traceability in the industry, and know the world of fashion tech and startups.

Describe how sustainability affects the business of fashion

You’ll consider the logistics of what it means to create a sustainable fashion business – and understand why it matters to begin with.

Studying real-world examples, you’ll be able to show why sustainability matters for fashion businesses’ bottom lines.

Learn how to apply entrepreneurial skills to fashion

Entrepreneurship is crucial to business success in fashion. On this course, you’ll identify what entrepreneurship looks like in the world of fashion.

You’ll get into the specificities of what fashion entrepreneurship means, as well as study emerging brands and other examples of entrepreneurial spirit in the industry.

Explore what fashion’s future looks like

You’ll also explore how entrepreneurship, fashion tech and sustainability intersect, understanding how each needs to feed into the other in the vision of a forward-thinking fashion brand.

Ultimately, you’ll understand how fashion needs to change to meet the challenges of the 21st century, and complete the course with a rounded understanding of what it takes to manage a fashion brand successfully in the contemporary landscape.

Whether you’re a business student looking to specialise your skills for work in fashion or you’re a career changer trying to break into the fashion industry, this course will give you a thorough grounding in the fashion business from multiple professional perspectives.

Alongside students and professionals, this course will be beneficial if you’re already working in fashion as a product manager, product developer, designer, collection manager, business developer, or in fashion PR and communications to bring your skills up-to-date and in line with the fashion market today.

There are no specific entry requirements for this course except for a passion for fashion business and a desire to grow and specialise your business skills as a fashion professional.

You will need a strong grasp of the English language as the course is delivered in English.


  • Introduction to fashion sustainability
    • What is sustainable fashion?
    • Demonstrating impact for fashion businesses
    • Traceability in fashion
    • Test Yourself
  • Entrepreneurship in the Fashion Sphere
    • The specificities of fashion entrepreneurship
    • Creative entrepreneurship & emerging brands
    • Entrepreneurship, fashion tech & sustainability
    • General conclusion

Taught by

Monica Benzi


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