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Which Fashion Schools are the most sustainable focused?


November 06 2019
Fashion

The University Network published a very interesting and detailed article on the top 10 most sustainable fashion schools in the world. By reading Hyeyeun Jeon's article you'll find out how each major fashion schools teaches about sustainability through different courses and performances and how most of them dedicate a special project to this cause.

"As the current generation witnesses the dire consequences of global warming, we are talking about sustainability, literally, everywhere — in your town governor’s campaign promises, your campus recycling program, and recently, your favorite clothing brand’s website. Starting from the mid-2000s, with advanced technology and increased purchasing power, customers have constantly fed on fast fashion, an industry practice that copies trends from the runway or celebrities that appeal to the masses, mass-produces them with unsustainable resources and cheap manpower, sells them out, and replaces them instantly as trend changes. But, fast fashion comes with a heavy price. Fast fashion’s unsustainable methods have destroyed the environment, exploited low wage workers, mainly in developing countries, and created a wasteful consumer behavior. Fortunately, both industry leaders and customers are responding, and sustainable fashion is on the rise. With the new increase in demand for sustainable fashion, both high fashion and street brands are valuing designers and market strategists with more expertise in sustainability."

Article written by Hyeyeun Jeon, published by The University Network

Here are the top 10 sustainable fashion schools in the world according to the article:

1. Parsons The New School for Design (New York, NY)
2. Fashion Institute of Technology (New York, NY)
3. California College of the Arts (San Francisco, CA)
4. Pratt Institute (New York, NY)
5. Otis College of Art and Design (Los Angeles, CA)
6. Academy of Art University (San Francisco, CA)
7. Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (Los Angeles, CA)
8. Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design (London, UK)
9. London College of Fashion (London, UK)
10. AMD Academy Fashion & Design (Hamburg, Düsseldorf, Munich, Berlin & Wiesbaden, Germany)

Source: The University Network