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Sustainable Fashion Online Short Course

Course description

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.

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
  • 2 weeks online access
  • Certificate upon completion

Please note that all courses are taught in UK time.

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

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Topics covered

  • 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)


Online short course materials

To take part in the Online sessions you will need:

  • An up-to-date web browser (we recommend Chrome)
  • Microphone and headphones (a headset with a microphone function is recommended. The built-in microphone in your device would also be fine)
  • Webcam
  • Strong Internet connection - we recommend a minimum of 2 Mbps download, and 1 Mbps upload, faster if possible. You can test your network speed here -

Please bring with you to the course the following materials:

Research and Development:

  • Sketch book
  • Note book
  • Pencil and pens
Meet the Tutor:

This course gives students an overview of the fashion industry, from textile fibre production to the globalisation of fast fashion, from a sustainability point of view. You will leave with a handbook of information.

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