Sustainability in Fashion is about a common language for professionals in the apparel industry that encourages communication across functions and better decision making during product design. This online course with certificate defines what sustainability is, explains why designers should care about it, shows how it can be integrated into a product’s lifecycle and illustrates best practices to deal with sustainability issues.
You will learn how sustainability can be an asset for your business, your brand and your end consumer. Sustainability shouldn’t feel like a heavy burden; it’s an opportunity
Approved with credit
How will you learn?The online course is self-paced and includes a pre-assessment test, 10 modules of interactive instruction and a Capstone project. An in-course glossary at the learner's fingertips facilitates the understanding of technical terms.
All participants who successfully complete the course will receive a Motif Certificate of Completion.
The recommended commitment for the course is a minimum 1 hour per week over a 3 week period.
What will you learn?By the end of the course, you will be able to:
Frame your mission around values unique to you, your company and your end consumer.
Describe the lifecycle of your product, from cradle to grave and consider the impact of sustainability at each stage.
Employ sustainability design strategies across the supply chain.
Sustainability in Fashion
13 Online modules
- 1 year course access
- Certificate of completion
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Founder and Executive Director of the Pratt Institute/BF+DA and has been leading the integration of sustainability into Pratt’s programmes for over 15 years.
Tara St James
Tara St James is the Production Coordinator & Research Fellow, Zero Waste Manufacturing for BF+DA.
Carolyn Shafer is the s.LAB Director for the BF+DA and Director of Center for Sustainable Design Strategies (CSDS) at Pratt Institute.
About Pratt BF+DA
The Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator (BF+DA), a Pratt Institute initiative, is a hub for ethical fashion and design that provides design entrepreneurs, creative technologists and industry professionals with the resources they need to transform their ideas into successful, triple bottom line businesses.
Each year, the BF+DA also serves over 70 apparel production clients, 300 digital fabrication clients, and 4,000 event, tour, and educational program attendees, and sustainability consulting offerings to further their mission and reach.