New Ethical and Sustainable Design Courses at FIT

Thinking about starting a green fashion business? For the summer semester, FIT is offering 3 new classes in their Sustainable Design Entrepreneurs program. Whether you want to learn about the feasibility of eco-design or are already in the process, these classes will help you prepare for a successful green business. Classes are a few weeks long, focused and affordable; ranging from $109-$124 for the entire program.

Hare’s a look at their offerings:

Ethical Fashion I: This class will give you the tools to develop beautiful, sustainable and salable products while discussing the ethics of sustainable design and manufacturing. You’ll learn about fair trade, the support of endangered crafts and the impact of textiles on the environment.

Ethical Fashion II: In this project-based course, students will design a capsule collection (apparel, accessories, pet or home) using ethical and social practices. Using eco-friendly textiles and materials students will present their lines and philosophy for sustainable design and inspiration.

Sustainable Design Technology (online): Students will gain a better understanding of how technology assists in reducing textile cycle times and applications to reduce the waste from farm to retail. The class will also cover sustainable sourcing, technologies using the Shima Siki “whole garment” process and benefits of alternative fibers. Retail sales strategies for  knitwear, women's wear, accessories and home products will also be discussed.

Check out the sustainable design courses and learn more about all of the professional in the Enterprise Center at FIT.

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