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Language

Spanish

Start date

July 2023

Frequency

Evening

Fruition

On campus

Duration

2 Weeks

Turn your personal commitment to our planet and the people on it into a strategic pillar of your professional development.

The Sustainable Fashion Summer Course gives you the techniques and tools you need to make a fashion brand, its products, design processes, marketing, management and the materials it uses, truly sustainable.

It’s a fundamental theme for the industry, and involves every stage of the product life cycle: design, the purchasing of materials, production, logistics, product use and end of life.

Under the guidance of professionals who’ve made their mark in the sector. you’ll debate and analyse solutions, put theory into practice in technical classes and workshops, and visit businesses adopting eco-friendly solutions.

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In this course, promoting, managing and developing sustainability is considered key if we’re to play a proactive role in the sustainable future of the fashion industry.

A dynamic format that combines technical classes held by professional designers, with debate and analysis sessions, practical workshops and visits to companies making sustainable fashion happen.

You’ll acquire the knowledge and tools you need to develop and manage sustainable projects, create new products and services, adopt sustainable business models, and redefine processes that are no longer viable, all with a systemic perspective.

A course for graduates in Fashion Design, Business Administration, Marketing and Communication.

Entrepreneurs in the fashion sector looking for a new, more sustainable approach for their production processes, techniques and methodologies will find the course both interesting and useful.

Professionals with proven experience in the field of design or fashion brand management, sustainability, CSR, communication or marketing can take their professional development to the next level with this course.

The fashion industry must change and adopt more resilient and viable models for the medium-to-long term. This commitment to change is complex and affects every stage of the product life cycle, meaning a large number of professionals must acquire the specific technical know-how required and the necessary strategic outlook to comprehend the fashion business in a totally new way. 

The aim of this summer course is to provide a solution to this problem from a holistic and interdisciplinary perspective, one that can be applied to a number of professional fields in the fashion industry, from design or production to sales, communication or management.  

Along with the theoretical and practical sessions, leading professionals will be giving talks to pass on their first-hand experience of today’s market, and you’ll get a more complete picture of the fashion business as your fellow students come from a variety of professional backgrounds. 

During the 2-week course you’ll be having this learning experience on IED's international campus at one of the most prestigious fashion schools in Europe against the backdrop of Barcelona. This city is a magnet for international fashion brands and the best possible place to see what’s happening with the latest trends, find inspiration for courageous, contemporary projects and put them into practice for a more sustainable future.

Syllabus

WEEK 1: GENERAL BLOCK

AN INTRODUCTION TO THE CONTEXT
Workshop 1: What challenges are we facing? VISION 2030

FINAL PROJECT: A poetic quest - Brief and introduction

THE ETHICAL JOURNEY

FEELING & THINKING WORLDVIEW: How do we see and feel about the world?

ETHICS AND VALUES: What moves us? What does doing things right mean?

A GLOBAL VIEW AND GOAL: What kind of world do we want?

THE PATH TO THE GOAL: Look - What is there that’s sustainable? And ambition - Is it sustainable enough?

DOING - THE WHY DOS
Workshop 2: THE LIFE CYCLE OF CLOTHING
Why - act: The impact on ecosystems and people

BEING – THE HOW TOS
How to - build: Measurable /traceable / decision-making
How to - be: Culture / transparency / partnerships / innovation
How to integrate sustainability into business

SAYING & SHOWING: Communication and integrity

DIALOGUE 1: THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY AND SUSTAINABILITY
Circular Economy principles applied to fashion

CASE STUDY: The challenges of a circular economy
A debate: CIRCULAR ECONOMY VS SUSTAINABILITY

A BUSINESS WITH A PURPOSE: BUSINESS VISIT



WEEK 2: SPECIALIST BLOCK

SUSTAINABLE DESIGN

Sustainable design strategies for the textile-fashion industry (part 1)
Workshop 3: REDESIGN (MATERIALS AND PROCESSES)
Sustainable design strategies for the textile-fashion industry (part 2)
Workshop 4: Putting sustainable design into practice

SOCIAL AND ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE PRODUCTION PROCESSES
Challenges for the denim industry: Solutions to the challenges of washing and finishing
Challenges with colour: Solutions to the challenges of dying and printing
Social Sustainability: Human Rights due diligence

DIALOGUE 2: INNOVATION AND SUSTAINABILITY
Workshop 5: Creativity + Sustainability
Unique designs for a better world
Eco-innovation and competition

FINAL PROJECT: A poetic quest
Project Presentation

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