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Fashion and Sustainability: Understanding Luxury Fashion in a Changing World

Get an introduction to issues, agendas and contexts relating to fashion and sustainability in a changing world.

Fashion and Sustainability: Understanding Luxury Fashion in a Changing World

How can we make 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.

Fashion has the power to make positive change, re-imagining currently damaging systems.

Get an introduction to sustainable fashion design, research and business practice, with this course from London College of Fashion’s Centre for Sustainable Fashion, supported by luxury fashion group Kering.

On this course, you’ll explore key sustainability issues, agendas and contexts associated with luxury fashion.

What topics will you cover?

  • Week 1 - Why Sustainability in Fashion?
  • Week 2 - Contextualising Sustainability for a Changing World
  • Week 3 - Material Dimensions: Sourcing for luxury fashion
  • Week 4 - Informed Decision Making: Tools and methods
  • Week 5 - Creative Possibilities
  • Week 6 - Creative Realisation

When would you like to start?

  • Date to be announced
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What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you'll be able to...

  • Discuss the complex nature of sustainability through the introduction to materials sourcing for luxury fashion; informed decision making; and creative realisation of ideas.
  • Apply understanding of fashion & sustainability knowledge and reflection to your practice through manifesto creation and design thinking processes.
  • Demonstrate a critical understanding of key sustainability agendas, issues and contexts associated with luxury fashion design, production and consumption.
  • Debate current and emerging perspectives, design approaches and business strategies relevant to the contexts of planetary boundaries and human equality.
  • Develop innovative approaches to fashion that can contribute to ecological resilience and thriving societies.

Who is the course for?

This course is aimed at those working in fashion, fashion education, and those with an interest in sustainability in the fashion industry.

Who will you learn with?

Dilys Williams

Professor Dilys Williams FRSA is Director of Centre for Sustainable Fashion, a University of the Arts Research Centre based at London College of Fashion.

Nina Stevenson

Education for Sustainability Manager at Centre for Sustainable Fashion, London College of Fashion

Gabrielle Miller

Education Research Assistant, Centre for Sustainable Fashion, based at London College of Fashion.

Who developed the course?

London College of Fashion, UAL is a world leader in fashion design, media and business education. We have been nurturing creative talent for over a century, offering courses in all things fashion.

Kering sees sustainability as a necessity, for sustainability and luxury are one and the same.

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