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Sustainable Fashion

Sustainable Fashion (Online Short Course)

Central Saint Martins
Taught by
Alice Wilby, Clare Farrell


This course will give students a broad overview of the fashion industry, from textile fibre production to the globalisation of fast fashion from a sustainability point of view. You will be presented with research findings and encouraged to source up-to-date information, facts and figures on the topics covered.

On the practical level, by the end of the course you will leave with a handbook of information and through a series of workshops create a plan forward for personal projects on this field. 

The course is taught by two tutors with a combined 20 years of working in sustainable fashion and experience of setting up new businesses, designing for the high street, and managing projects with global corporations. Above all, they share a passion for improving the way fashion does business.

Topics covered include:

  • overview of the fashion supply chain
  • textile fibres and sustainable alternatives
  • design methods
  • approaching sustainability through design
  • successful sustainable brands
  • fast fashion, how we consume, and waste within the industry
  • waste clothing (life cycle analysis)

Entry requirements: None

Level: All levels

For more information on Online Short Courses please see the below information.

All our Online Short Courses include:

  • Live online lessons with the same tutors
  • The same course content and learning outcomes
  • Lesson recordings, for review
  • Access to VLE with course content
  • Forums for support
  • 3 months online access
  • Certificate upon completion

Further details about preparing for your online course, and the equipment you need, can be found here.

Please note that all courses are taught in UK time. To check and compare times please click here.

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

Please note that Online courses are closed to all new bookings 48 hours prior to the course starting.

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Please note that Online courses are closed to all new bookings 48 hours prior to the course starting.

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 with you to the course the following materials:


  • Sketch book
  • Note book
  • Pencil and pens

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