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Introduction to Sustainable Fashion for Professionals and Brands Weekend

Introduction to Sustainable Fashion for Professionals and Brands Weekend

Central Saint Martins
Taught by
Alice Wilby, Clare Farrell


This course will give you an overview of the considerations to be made in the current climate for professionals and fashion start ups alike. Customers expect increasing levels of transparency and sustainability from their fashion brands, where is your thinking and how can you progress?

This includes knowledge of the issues faced by our industry and the planet, and how to tackle them.

Topics covered

  • Materials
  • Labour conditions
  • Transparency and challenges therewith
  • Waste in production
  • Product life cycles
  • Business models

Who should take this course?

People working in fashion or starting up new brands.

Entry requirements

Some experience in the fashion industry.

Level: Intermediate

Please note: This course is for students aged 18 and older

Tutor Description

Alice Wilby is an art director and stylist who has been working in sustainable fashion since 2009. With her business partner Khandiz Joni, Alice co-founded Novel Beings, the worlds first sustainable style agency; now, A Novel Approach, providing art direction and consultation for sustainable fashion, lifestyle and clean beauty brands. Prior to setting up Novel, Alice was on-line editor at Eco-Age, working on the launch of Gucci's first sustainable accessories collection. She also sits on the Global Advisory Board for Fashion Revolution and has also art directed, styled and produced their photographic campaigns.

Clare Farrell graduated from Middlesex University (BA Hons Fashion) in 2005. From there she went on to work commercially designing with UK high street brands including Miss Selfridge, Topshop, Asos, and Monsoon. She joined Goodone in August 2009 and became partner and co-designer. Clare went on to work with textile recycling charity TRAID on their TraidRemade label. More recently she has also launched an ethically focussed women's cyclewear label, No Such Thing ( and in 2015 she creatively directed and developed a new London based organic T shirt brand, 16Seven.


Please bring existing products to discuss from your current job or brand.

Available dates