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Understanding Ethical Fashion And How To Shop Sustainably Weekend

Understanding Ethical Fashion And How To Shop Sustainably Weekend

Central Saint Martins
Taught by
Alice Wilby, Clare Farrell


Interested in Sustainable Fashion but don't know where to start? This course gives you the low down on how to build a sustainable wardrobe. From where to shop and what brands to buy through to radical approaches like circular economy, making, mending and never needing to buy anything again.

At the end of the course you will have a full understanding of Sustainable Fashion and the positive environmental and political impacts of shopping this way.

Topics covered

  • Sustainable fashion
  • Environmential impacts of fashion and textiles
  • Social impacts of manufacturing and labour conditions

Who should take this course?

Anyone who is interested in re-thinking their wardrobe, especially, in the current ecological climate.

Entry requirements

No skills needed just an interest in the field.

Level: All Levels

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 the following with you:

  • Items of clothing from own wardrobe for workshop, some damaged, some unwanted
  • Safety pins, needles and threads.

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