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Online Course

Innovation: the Fashion Industry

University of Leeds via FutureLearn

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  • Provider FutureLearn
  • Cost Free Online Course (Audit)
  • Session In progress
  • Language English
  • Certificate $39 Certificate Available
  • Effort 2 hours a week
  • Duration 2 weeks long
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Overview

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This course introduces a case study showing how Marks & Spencer has been a key innovator in fashion, introducing new fabrics that make our lives easier and more comfortable.

You will see how M&S continues to drive innovation to bring consumers new and better products. You will also consider your own clothing and its innovation story, research how a favourite item of clothing is the result of innovative developments in the industry and share your findings with other learners.

This course is part of the Going to University collection which has been specifically designed for students at schools and colleges. They provide a taster of undergraduate study at the University of Leeds and help students to decide which subject to study at university.

Completion of the courses will also enhance students’ university applications.

The courses can also be used as a teachers’ classroom enrichment resource.

Courses in this collection are also great for people that want an introduction in the specific subjects discussed in each course.

Taught by

Dan Trowsdale

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Reviews for FutureLearn's Innovation: the Fashion Industry Based on 9 reviews

  • 5 stars 22%
  • 4 stars 44%
  • 3 star 11%
  • 2 star 11%
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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
This course gave me an insight into how the fashion industry has developed over time and worked its way through tricky situations, but mostly it has been very interesting to learn different info that I never knew. The 'mini quizzes' on the course helped solidify my knowledge and was a fun way to see how much I'd learnt. I was asked to make a video or write a review about an item of my own clothing, which m=helped me to really think about the product and if it was cost effective and if it was worth what I paid for it - very good to think about that when buying items in the future in terms of price and if I really need to pay that much! Thoroughly enjoyed the course and would definitely recommend to others interested in fashion and innovative design!
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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
Good videos and articles explored the topic in depth. It doesn't give you any new skills, but it's interesting knowledge.
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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
It was too simple and easy. Maybe it is suitable for someone who would like to start studying fashion from scratch, but it's still pretty pointless

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Amy M
Amy completed this course, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
It was easy to take the curse with no previous knowledge of the subject. I also felt confortable with the level of english since it its no my language.
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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
Week 1 was really informative and it was really interesting about how M&S we’re developing the iconic suit and working with stitching that could break up. My own issue with this course was that the information was outdated 2014 research and the M&S heritage website didn’t really show you anything.

Week 2 wasn’t very interesting and they ask you to record an educational video about an item of clothing (goes on how to film it etc). Finally I couldn’t take the final test as you had to pay. That wasn’t clear from the onset. I thought that the payment was just for a certificate not the test.

The course/certificate wasn’t worth the cost, I’ve done 5 week in-depth fashion course which has been the same cost.

Interesting topic but this could of been done in 1 week over 3 hours.
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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
This course gives very good insight into the development and marketing of new ideas in fashion technology.

It would be good if it were expanded into a longer course with more production techniques shown.

I'm kind of hoping someone might comment on my small project: nothing yet, but I only put it up last night. There were only a few people taking this course as it is really just a 'taster'.

There were some very useful insights though, which I will take into account as I hopefully develop a weaving/textiles business.
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Anonymous
Anonymous is taking this course right now.
I am studying the course "Innovation: the Fashion Industry" because I am interested to learn about the innovations of the fashion industry on the example of a well-known foreign company. The course is very exciting and informative. I will continue to study to improve my knowledge. Thanks!
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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
Buon corso, molto interessante.

Ho trovato il tutto molto comodo ed agevole.Mi interessa molto il mondo della moda ed ho imparato cose nuove.Grazie
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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
What little information was there was good quality. Low water dye wasn't even covered in the sustainability section. Course needs more content.

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