Sustainable Fashion Design
Sustainability is now becoming part of mainstream fashion and instead of being seen as a challenge for the fashion industry it is being seen as an opportunity. Designers are now able to choose ethical options and make decisions based on their environmental or social impact. This course provides an overview of these new opportunities for sustainable fashion, and how clothing can be designed with sustainability and ethics in mind. By exploring a wide variety of issues within the existing fashion industry, we look at solutions to the challenges posed by the need to work in a more sustainable way. The course will be a combination of lectures, group exercises and practical design exercises.
The course includes:
- Sustainable design concepts
- The changing role of the designer
- Sustainable materials
- The fashion supply chain
- Lifecycle of a fashion product
- Case studies of inspiring and successful sustainable fashion initiatives
- Future trends within sustainable fashion
At the end of the course you will have a thorough and practical understanding of sustainable fashion design and the variety of approaches you could implement, either in industry or in your own practice.
Beginners. You should have an interest in the subject area and a desire to learn but no previous experience is required.
Please note: This course is for students aged 18 and older.
Your course place is confirmed once you have booked online or via the phone using a credit or debit card. There is no deadline for booking. Places are offered on a first come, first served basis, and all courses have a maximum number of students. We suggest you book early to avoid disappointment.
Noorin Khamisani has worked in the fashion industry for over 15 years, with eight of those spent specifically in the field of sustainable fashion. Her varied background includes experience of consulting, working with independent designers and high street brands and more recently, setting up an independent sustainable fashion business, Outsider .
In order to fully participate in the practical exercises please bring the following materials/equipment to the first class: