Fashion’s Future: The Sustainable Development Goals
Explore the fashion industry’s impact on people and planet, what the Sustainable Development Goals are, and the link between them.
Who is the course for?
This course is for anyone wanting to learn more about the fashion industry, fair trade, international development, and the Sustainable Development Goals. This includes fashion professionals or students and activists interested in environmental protection and sustainable consumption.
What topics will you cover?
How the fashion industry works, how we interact with it and the impacts it has on people and planet
The Sustainable Development Goals and how they relate to the clothes we wear
Fair Trade/Ethical trade and why it is essential to international development and human rights
Global fashion supply chains, how they work and how they can have a more positive impact on people and planet
Gender equality, women’s empowerment and how it links to the clothes we wear
Decent work and economic growth, what this means in the global fashion industry and what we can do to support good working conditions
The environmental impacts of the clothes we wear and how we can support better conservation and protection of the planet and its natural resources
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to…
Explore your values and identify the principles that matter the most to you
Assess brand’s sustainability disclosure to better understand their efforts to improve their human rights and environmental impacts
Develop an understanding of global garment supply chains and the impacts they can have on people and the planet
Develop an understanding of the Sustainable Development Goals and how they relate to the clothes you wear
Debate how the fashion industry interlinks with the Sustainable Development Goals and how we can all help achieve them
Debate approaches to change