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Circular Fashion: Design, Science and Value in a Sustainable Clothing Industry

edX, Online
Length
5 weeks
Length
5 weeks
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Course description

Circular Fashion: Design, Science and Value in a Sustainable Clothing Industry

The MOOC Circular Fashion: Design, Science and Value in a Sustainable Clothing Industry brings you a comprehensive introduction in circular fashion brought to you by roughly thirty different experts from both academia and practice. You will learn about the versatile task of transitioning towards circular fashion, from the unique collaboration between Wageningen University Research, ArtEZ University of the Arts and many other experts.

After the course you will know the core concepts and tools to help better understand circular economy in the fashion industry. Some of the topics that are covered focus on understanding the challenge of recycling, design for circularity, alternative textiles through biobased innovation and circular business modelling to help bring innovations to the market.

Who should attend?

Prerequisites:

There are no prerequisites for this course.

Training content

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.

Ecosystem circularity

Understanding the role of ecosystems in fashion. How to disrupt current thinking and mindset in the fashion industry and govern this transition.

Closing the loop

Introduction to the complexity of materials and recycling of textiles. Understand the importance of design for disassembly and recycling.

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.

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.

Course delivery details

This course is offered through Wageningen University & Research, a partner institute of EdX.

8-12 hours per week

Costs

  • Verified Track -$169
  • Audit Track - Free

Certification / Credits

What you'll learn

The difference between sustainability circularity

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

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

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

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

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

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