Design, Science and Value in a Sustainable Clothing Industry

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What you'll learn:

1. The difference between sustainability & circularity

  • Constructing identity through consumption
  • The difference between eco to ego in fashion
  • Design for circularity
  • Reflect on design thinking


2. Ecosystem circularity  

  • Individual agency and organic collectives in fashion
  • Critique small-scale solutions
  • Ecosystems in nature
  • Challenge of governing the transition towards circularity from outsourcing countries

3. Closing the loop in fashion 

  • The complexity of textiles
  • Challenges and opportunities of textile recycling
  • Understand the loop of organic- and synthetic textiles
  • Challenge of textile blends
  • Design for recycling and disassembly


4. Biobased innovation and new materialism 

  • Learn about future raw materials
  • New production processes
  • Production capacity, automation and upscaling
  • Forecasting biomaterials in fashion
  • Debating fast fashion and online marketing


5. Business as crafting value

  • Circular business modelling
  • Circular business in second hand clothing market
  • Learn about a new economic paradigm
  • Understand investment and acceleration
  • Insight into blockchain
  • How blockchain can be used for transparency in the fashion value chain
  • Understand fashion from a retail perspective
  • E-commerce and circular retail models


Module 1: Translation and interpretations
Introduction to terms and concepts such as sustainability and circularity, understanding the role of eco in fashion. First introduction to design for circularity.

Module 2: Ecosystem circularity 
Understanding the role of ecosystems in fashion. How to disrupt current thinking and mindset in the fashion industry and govern this transition.

Module 3: Closing the loop 
Introduction to the complexity of materials and recycling of textiles. Understand the importance of design for disassembly and recycling.

Module 4: Biobased innovation & new materialism
Learn about new biobased materials for textiles, understand the change in production processes and reflect on the future influence of biobased materials in fashion.

Module 5: Business as crafting value
Introduction to economic paradigms and new forms of value creation for circularity in the fashion industry. Understand investment and acceleration and circular retail models.