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Fashion and Sustainability: Understanding Luxury Fashion in a Changing World

London College of Fashion via FutureLearn

Overview

Explore the innovative approaches making fashion more sustainable

Fashion is a global industry worth $2.4 trillion, employing around 50 million people, and is said to be one of the world’s most polluting industries.

On this six-week course from the London College of Fashion and supported by luxury fashion group Kering, you’ll delve into sustainable fashion design, research, and business practice.

Once you’ve successfully completed this course, you’ll be able to better approach sustainability in your own work and become an innovative changemaker for the fashion industry.

Discover the social and environmental considerations in fashion supply chains

The fashion and textile industry needs to reduce its damaging environmental and social impacts across the supply chain.

This course will guide you through the concept of sustainable material sourcing, and look at the choices that can be made early in the design process to improve sustainability.

Delve into social sustainability and ethics within the fashion industry

There is a critical need for businesses to understand the environmental and social impacts of the design decisions they make.

You’ll explore the concepts of Planetary Boundaries and Human Equality in the context of the fashion industry and how social sustainability and ethics are currently treated in luxury fashion businesses.

Develop your skills through fashion design tasks

You’ll start by creating a draft manifesto to communicate what is important to you and how you want to approach sustainability in your work. This will guide your decisions throughout the tasks in this course, and beyond.

From there, you’ll embark on a practical design challenge based on one of four sustainability agendas. This will allow you to pull together your tools, techniques, and creativity to approach fashion design from a new, sustainable perspective.

This course is designed for anyone working in fashion and fashion education. It may also be useful for anyone interested in sustainability in the fashion industry.

Taught by

Gabrielle Miller

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  • It's incredible. The course is very interesting and useful for those who are worried about the future of our planet. A large amount of necessary and valuable information that can be learned only in this course. Recommend!
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    Very good course i enjoyed every minute of it. Would have perfered a test at the end to really test myself.

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