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Fashion Values: Nature

London College of Fashion via FutureLearn


Discover fashion practices that can protect, restore, and regenerate ecosystems

Nature is the life force that provides us with the air, water, soil, and minerals that sustain life on earth. These elements come together in the clothes we wear.

This course will help you build the knowledge, skills, and connections to reimagine fashion’s practices and develop a plan to put nature first.

You’ll join a community of fashion and sustainability thinkers and doers that have the vision, skills, and commitment to radically transform how we live and work through fashion.

Explore the impact of fashion on biodiversity and earth’s systems

With more than one million species of plants and animals at risk of extinction, our ecosystems are under stress.

Fashion plays a direct role in this, and on this course you’ll identify how dominant damaging systems of fashion production and consumption can be transformed to protect natural life on our planet.

Use design thinking to radically rethink fashion products, services, and systems

Very few fashion companies have biodiversity strategies, but you’ll examine the tools and frameworks used by companies who are developing a nature-centred way of working.

You’ll also be set a design thinking challenge, asking you to develop a fashion product, service or system which supports the restoration and regeneration of nature.

Respond to sustainability challenges with London College of Fashion

This course is led by fashion and sustainability experts from Centre for Sustainable Fashion and shares knowledge from world-leading fashion practitioners and researchers.

With over 80,000 learners on our FutureLearn courses to date, you’ll gain valuable insights from fellow fashion and sustainability changemakers from around the world.

This course will empower learners with the tools to address challenges facing fashion today.

This includes students, sustainability professionals, fashion and business professionals, educators, designers, strategists, and communicators.


  • Fashion and Nature
    • Introductions
    • Nature in Fashion
    • Design Thinking Challenge
    • Summing Up and Looking to Next Week
  • Fashion, Biosphere and Biodiversity
    • Introduction to Week 2
    • Fashion and the Biosphere
    • Design Thinking Challenge: 'Define'
    • Summing Up and Looking to Next Week
  • Fashion's Response
    • Introductions
    • Avoid, Reduce, Restore and Regenerate, and Transform
    • Design Thinking Challenge: 'Ideate'
    • Summing Up and Looking to Next Week
  • What Will We Do For Nature?
    • Introductions
    • Design Thinking Challenge: 'Prototype'
    • End of Course

Taught by

Dilys Williams


4.8 rating at FutureLearn based on 35 ratings

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