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Course Introduction

Course introduction video for Sustainable Luxury, from Lisa Mann Director of Postgraduate, Professional & Online learning at Condé Nast College.
Hello, welcome to the Sustainable Luxury course. My name is Lisa Mann. I’m the director of postgraduate, professional and online programmes here at Condé Nast College. I’ve designed the structure of all our FutureLearn courses and work with some amazing academic and industry experts to develop unique learning content. Whether this is your first course or you’ve studied with us before. Thank you for making us part of your education journey. This course is ideal for anyone with an interest in how sustainability is changing the luxury fashion sector. Providing you with a unique blend of academic and industry expertise, this is an introductory course suited to anyone with an interest in sustainable practises in relation to luxury fashion brands.
So whether you’re a student, an entrepreneur or someone who aspires to work in the fashion industry, this course will help to expand your knowledge and provide you with insights into the latest industry developments. To give you a better understanding of what you’ll learn throughout the duration of this course, I wanted to highlight some of the key points that we will focus on. You’ll gain an introduction to the study of sustainability within the luxury sector with exclusive content and insights from industry experts such as Louise McCabe, fashion ethics and sustainability expert. Your focus on the rising demand for sustainability practises within the luxury sector while exploring consumer trends and demands for more sustainable brands.
You’ll gain an understanding of brand strategy, values and how heritage has a part to play in maintaining credibility for luxury brands. Finally, you will develop your own ideas and produce creative pieces of work in response to the course content and produce your own article for Condé Nast Traveller, putting into practise everything you’ve learnt. We aim to provide you with an introductory understanding of the complex nature of sustainability practises for luxury brands, to develop your independent views and thoughts on sustainability issues in the fashion industry and to expand on your knowledge related to sustainability developments within luxury, fashion, production and consumption.
The Condé Nast College has unrivalled access to the best and brightest minds in the industry, including the teams at Vogue, Glamour, GQ and a host of other Condé Nast titles. Good luck with your studies. We look forward to hearing about your course experience and hopefully welcoming you again soon.

Welcome to the Sustainable Luxury course, the third in our Expert Track, The Future of Fashion and Media.

In this video I provide you with an overview of what to expect from this course.

Along with myself, other members of the course team include:

Louise McCabe: Founder of Flourish CSR, a responsible business advisory agency, with business partner and textiles expert Tara Luckman. Flourish CSR provides sustainability and CSR consultancy services to retailers, fashion brands, NGO’s and public sector organisations across the UK and Europe.

To get the most out of this course, we strongly recommend engaging, as much as you feel comfortable doing so, in the discussion forums and making full use of the comment sections found attached to each step.

The more you refer to your own experiences and interests, and the more you use the forums and comments to inspire and encourage your fellow learners, the more you will gain from the course.

So let’s go!

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