I am a sustainable systems educator, researcher, and designer. I work on developing new mindsets, models, and systems for alternative ecologies of fashion practice for social and environmental justice
Location Parsons School of Design, New York, USA
@AlexiaKhan good to have your opinion weighing in here. We absolutely agree with you that we need to try to find our own way in this movement.
We wanted to empower people to find their way.
We believe that all action is important and necessary - bottom up, and top down. We are all in this together!
Action will be different for us all, depending on our...
@kimw good to have your voice in the mix here!
We encourage all perspectives and opinions.
Just to put things in context, this course is just a very short intro to the vast and complicated field of sustainable fashion. I have spent over 12 years studying and working in this field, and I am still learning more everyday. It is mainly aimed at people who...
Hi Kim, I hope my answer above answers your concerns? I would very much like to understand your comments, what information you think is problematic.?
As above we do not in any way think the sole responsibility lies with the consumer, we are encouraging you to dig deeper and find the root cause. As this course is for people new ot the field, who do not...
@kimw good to have you on here! Just to put things in context, this course is just an intro to the vast and complicated field of sustainable fashion. Mainly aimed at people who are new to this topic,. Our priority was to make this course relatable and accessible for this learner. As we all wear clothes and are consumers to varying degrees this is the starting...
Thanks for joining this course, great to have your expertise on it. This course is just a very short intro to sustainable fashion. It's primarily aimed at people who are new to this topic. It's a taster to a very complex subject. If you want to do a deep dig please sign up for the expert track courses that will be available next year. We go much more human...
Great to see you activating your critical thinking Kim. That's exactly what we wanted from this step, as we said above:
'In this course, we want you to start developing your critical thinking toolbox, so that you are informed and ready to objectively examine and question everything from different perspectives. Ultimately, we want you to make up your own...
@kimw good to have your perspective on this course. We welcome all opinions. Our objective with this course was to help you navigate this complex terrain with the many dissenting voices. We want to help you think critically about sustainability by introducing you to the range of perspectives from industry and other voices that differ to the status quo. We are...
@kimw thanks for joining this course, great to have your expertise on it. This course is just a very short intro to sustainable fashion. It's primarily aimed at people who are new to this topic. It's a taster to the subject. If you want to do a deep dig please sign up for the expert track courses that will be available next year. But as with all Future Learn...
1. 'Sustainable fashion’ means fashion that is created, worn and disposed of with respect for people, and planet
2. climate change, human rights, equality, and environmental protection
3. Because it involves the future survival of our species and planet.
Hi everyone, I'm coming to this course a bit late as it's our end of the academic year - a busy time with final projects and graduations. I'm delighted to be able to join this course. I am a sustainable fashion design researcher and educator for the last 12 years, more recently based at Parsons New School, NYC. But one can always learn more! I've moved to New...
I think all the four agendas are important and interchangeable but I chose the 'cultural' one as this often gets overlooked in sustainability discussions, but I also had a look at economic agenda, both are so deeply linked to who we are and how we behave.
Sustainability is at its core a way of embracing the interconnectedness of everything, and ensuring there is future. We have simplified things into the smallest compartmentalised packages and created myopic industries that make it easy to ignore the social and environmental impacts of their practice.
Hi everyone, sorry I'm a bit late to the sustainable party - but glad to try squeeze this course into a busy time of year for us in academia in NZ. I'm a a sustainable design educator, researcher, designer, and budding/aspirational activist based at Massey University. Incorporating sustainable practices into my research and teaching over the past 10 -12 years...
I am a senior lecturer in fashion in Massey University where my research is on sustainability fashion and developing new green businesses.
I have recently developed this social enterprise which might like to check out www.spacebetween.ac.nz.
Best of luck everyone!