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Sustainable Fashion Ecologies: Sustainable Practices Across the Fashion Ecosystem
Expand your understanding of sustainable practices
Fashion ecology examines the interconnectedness of garments, people, and the environment. It explores how different components of the fashion industry are linked together in often complex relationships, and we must look at each part to fully understand their impacts on a global scale.
On this three-week course, you’ll broaden your understanding of sustainable practices and how they impact the fashion industry.
You’ll also start to think about steps to take as a fashion wearer to create more sustainable fashion ecologies.
Explore fashion’s impact on environmental and social justice
Throughout the course, you’ll consider your relationship with fashion and your personal mindsets and practices within fashion ecology.
You’ll learn to define a fashion ecosystem on a personal and local level before examining ecosystems on a global scale to explore social and environmental justice.
Discover how personal actions affect global fashion
The final week will tie in how personal mindsets interact with the global fashion ecosystem as you’ll be encouraged to create a value-driven action plan.
You’ll understand how personal actions intersect with different types of fashion ecosystems before discussing the future of fashion.
Learn from an industry expert at Parsons School of Design
You’ll be guided by industry specialists from Parsons School of Design – the number one design school in the U.S.
You’ll finish the course with a deep understanding of fashion ecosystems and the role you can play in developing a sustainable industry.
Learning on this course
You can take this self-guided course and learn at your own pace. On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...
- Explore your personal and local fashion ecosystems
- Describe the global fashion ecosystem
- Critique how your personal actions intersect with global and local fashion ecosystems
- Develop a personal values-driven action plan
Who is the course for?
This course is designed for anyone interested in sustainability and fashion.
It will be particularly useful if you want to learn more about the social, environmental, and economic impacts of fashion.
Who developed the course?
For more than a century, Parsons School of Design has been inspired by the transformative potential of design. Today, the school’s groundbreaking academic programs carry forward that mission, making Parsons the number one design school in the U.S. and among the top three globally. At the heart of a comprehensive university — The New School — Parsons draws on a range of academic fields to deliver a uniquely interdisciplinary education enriched by the resources of its home in New York City
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