Fashion's Future: The Sustainable Development Goals
Learn about the link between fashion and the Sustainable Development Goals
The global fashion industry has an enormous social impact and ecological footprint. Many of us don’t understand how the clothes we wear every day affects the world around us.
On this course, you will learn how clothes are made, how fashion supply chains work and the importance of responsible production and consumption. You’ll also look at how the fashion industry can have a more positive impact for people and planet.
Upon completing this course, you’ll be empowered with new knowledge and ideas to contribute towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals through your own wardrobe.
What topics will you cover?
How the fashion industry works, how we interact with it and the impacts it has on people and planet
The Sustainable Development Goals and how they relate to the clothes we wear
Fair Trade/Ethical trade and why it is essential to international development and human rights
Global fashion supply chains, how they work and how they can have a more positive impact on people and planet
Gender equality, women’s empowerment and how it links to the clothes we wear
Decent work and economic growth, what this means in the global fashion industry and what we can do to support good working conditions
The environmental impacts of the clothes we wear and how we can support better conservation and protection of the planet and its natural resources
When would you like to start?
Most FutureLearn courses run multiple times. Every run of a course has a set start date but you can join it and work through it after it starts. Find out more
Who is the course for?
This course is for anyone wanting to learn more about the fashion industry, fair trade, international development, and the Sustainable Development Goals. This includes fashion professionals or students and activists interested in environmental protection and sustainable consumption.
Who will you learn with?
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