About The Course
Produced by respected celebrity fashion stylist and designer Vaanita Oakey, this Diploma takes a broad look at the fashion industry, sustainability as a vital component to fashion, and how fashion stylists and personal stylists can adopt a sustainable approach to working.
The fashion industry currently worth £1 trillion to the global economy, employs approximately 50 million people, is also one of the most resource-intensive in the world and said to be one of the world’s most polluting industries too. On the course, you will explore key sustainability issues, agendas and contexts associated with fashion and the fashion industry, as you learn how sustainable fashion is about meeting today’s needs, while ensuring the way we go about it, also looks after future needs too. You will gain insight into how vital changes in methods and approaches, can benefit the people involved throughout the fashion supply chain, from farmers to consumers.
The course is aimed at those working in fashion, as fashion stylists, personal stylists, designers and those with a passionate interest for improving the way fashion currently does business. Modules present a broad overview of the fashion industry including textile production, and the impact and perils of the globalisation of fast fashion.
You will gain an understanding of the fashion industry from textile and fibre manufacturing, to fast fashion and its influence on the global footprint in line with changes in approaches, that can impact fashion based businesses positively to sustain our planet and our well-being. Through the course you will gain access to an extensive library of ethically sourced fashion brands, emerging and established, many available on-line to link in and collaborate with to cause effect.
The course leads to a Diploma in Sustainability for Fashion (certified by LCS Online) which is accredited by the British Accreditation Council (BAC) as part of the London College of Style.