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2017 Student competition ESRAP. Future Fashion Designer Scholarship. The Ecochic Design Award for Fashion Students. Cutting waste out of fashion The EcoChic Design Award is our sustainable fashion design competition inspiring emerging fashion designers and students to create mainstream clothing with minimal textile waste.

The Ecochic Design Award for Fashion Students

Each competition cycle takes designers on an education and design journey lasting several theory and design-packed months. Firstly, we educate designers about the fashion industry’s negative environmental impacts and the sustainable fashion design techniques, zero-waste, up-cycling and reconstruction that can combat this. Secondly, we provide designers with the tools, via lectures, videos, articles and recommended links, in order to develop their understanding of sustainable fashion design. We also challenge them to source textile waste, in its many forms, to enable them to transition towards sustainable design and sourcing.

Our competition cycles to date: For more information about The EcoChic Design Award please visit The Centre for Sustainable Fashion. Organizing for Student and Worker Power. Fashion Positive. Ethics in Fashion (Communication, Consumerism and Sustainability) MSc/Diploma. Overview Introduction.

Ethics in Fashion (Communication, Consumerism and Sustainability) MSc/Diploma

Social Alterations - An Education Lab for Socially Responsible Fashion. Stella McCartney In Conversation. #BoFVoices: How can we safeguard the people who make our clothing? Paradigm shift in fashion. The Sustainable Fashion Handbook. The definitive sourcebook on all aspects of sustainable fashion – not only the environmental issues presented by fast-moving fashion, but also the social impact of the industry.

The Sustainable Fashion Handbook

Packed with authoritative facts and inspiring images and ideas, this is an indispensable reference for professionals, students and anyone with an interest in fashion, sustainability and innovation ‘A huge range of examples and perspectives on sustainable fashion … it isn’t just pretty pictures, with plenty of essays debating the materials and morality of contemporary fashion’ – Crafts ‘From Katherine Hamnett printed T-shirt, to Vivienne Westwood’s stance against global warming, the author questions the sustainability of fashion and its key players’– AnOther Magazine. The Sustainable Fashion Academy. Fair Wear Foundation. "It's the end of fashion as we know it" says Li Edelkoort. Design Indaba 2015: fashion is dead, trend forecaster Li Edelkoort has declared, describing the fashion industry as "a ridiculous and pathetic parody of what it has been" (+ interview).

"It's the end of fashion as we know it" says Li Edelkoort

Lidewij Edelkoort, one of the world's most influential fashion forecasters, used her annual presentation at Design Indaba in Cape Town to fire a broadside at the industry. She told Dezeen: "This is the end of fashion as we know it. " Edelkoort said her interest in fashion had now been replaced by an interest in clothes, since fashion has lost touch with what is going on in the world and what people want. "Fashion is insular and is placing itself outside society, which is a very dangerous step," she said in an interview with Dezeen after her presentation. Edelkoort listed a number of reasons for the crisis in fashion, starting with education, where young designers are taught to emulate the famous names.

"The new brands will never get editorial in the magazines because they don't buy advertising," she said. Design students to create new ethical Welsh brand for highstreet. June 24, 2014 Three Fashion Students students from the University of South Wales have been selected to create a new ethical Welsh brand for the high street, which will be launched at London Fashion Week.

Design students to create new ethical Welsh brand for highstreet

Melissa Hancocks, Sarah Price and Shannon Mason were chosen from 40 entrants as winners in the Project X competition, a challenge set by Welsh businessman Shelim Hussain MBE, owner of global company Euro Foods (UK). The students, who are based at the University’s City Campus in Newport, will work as a team to develop the new brand, which is aimed at high street retailers for the 35+ aspirational woman. All three designers will share the top prize of £1,000. They will work on the design, production and marketing of the brand, which must be ethically produced, yet remain at the forefront of contemporary fashion design with high standards of quality, cut, and fit.

The brand, which is yet to be named, will be launched at London Fashion Week in September with the spring / summer collection. Eco Fashion Design: Students and ethical design. During Graduate Fashion Week we talked to eight budding eco fashion design students from London, New Zealand and India, to find out how easy “being ethical” actually is and why so many of our future designers seem so disinterested in saving our planet.

Eco Fashion Design: Students and ethical design

By Ethical Fashion Designer Amy Critchlow There are brave young students who aren’t afraid of tackling ethical issues head on: sticking to their eco principles even if it means adding extra time and effort to their workload. But what is it about “ethical fashion” that has other students running for the hills and what needs to be done to change things? Are students encouraged to design ethically? All of the students we spoke to noted that their course contained some element of teaching ethical design principles, even if not all students chose to work “responsibly” after that: Why, in that case, aren’t more young designers designing responsibly? There appear to be three key factors at play: 1. 2. 3. So what is the solution? Keeping It Current. 5 things fashion students need to know about sustainability. Our recent live chat provided some wisdom for fashion students, faculty members and consumers alike looking to embed sustainability into education and design practises.

5 things fashion students need to know about sustainability

Here are the top five things we learned. 1. Learning how to tell the sustainability story behind an item or collection is key If a consumer can engage and empathise with the path that an item took - from conceptual design to pattern making to crafting - the more they'll be intrigued. Weaving together a narrative about a sustainably designed and conceived garment is part of the task of becoming a designer. Top 10 Sustainable Fashion programmes and courses. SOURCE Deputy Editor, Sarah Ditty, brings you a round-up of the top 10 sustainable fashion programmes and courses from leading schools across the globe.

Top 10 Sustainable Fashion programmes and courses

Image: ESMOD Berlin For this month’s issue, the SOURCE team investigated how sustainability is being integrated into the curricula of leading fashion schools and universities across the world. Community Clothing. Make Clothes; Create Jobs; Restore Pride by Community Clothing. About this project Risks and challenges When it comes to fulfilment of order we believe the risks are low.

Community Clothing. Make Clothes; Create Jobs; Restore Pride by Community Clothing

As a team we are experienced in the design, manufacture and delivery of clothing we’ve been doing it for over ten years now. Our products have been designed, prototyped and tested, and all of our fabrics are well known to us. We know they fit, we know they last. We are of course subject to the usual unpredictability of product manufacture, but not more so than any other clothing business. Our manufacturer will begin producing our clothing in March, allowing us for a delivery time as early as June.