Sustainable fashion

This course will give you a clearer understanding of sustainability in the fashion industry. Explore how a company's impact is distributed through the lifecycle of their products.

This course is designed for anyone involved in fashion, textiles, retail and buying who wishes to develop a clearer understanding of sustainability for the industry.

The structure of the course is designed to provide an overview of the global and CSR challenges for the textile industry, and to explore how a brand’s impact is distributed through the lifecycle of their products - from materials through to customer use and disposal. Through this approach we are able to provide insights into challenges the industry faces throughout the supply chain and start to explore potential solutions and current best practice. We consider the way in which a brand can develop their sustainability strategy ands policies, which is becoming of even greater importance as investors, NGOs, media and customers are demanding higher sustainability standards.

Training sessions can be tailored to individual company needs to cover in more detail specific issues such as animal welfare, dye houses and chemical management, microfibres and garment durability.

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Course content

  • The impacts of the industry
  • Product lifecycles
  • The global perspective of sustainability
  • Assessment tools for sustainability
  • Green labels and greenwashing
  • Transparency and traceability
  • NGOs; friend or foe
  • Business response
  • Sustainability as a product quality