The Worlds Top 5 Sustainable Fashion Design Programs

Fashion News from LANDsds Sustainable Voice

October  10, 2013

By Dr. Tyra OldhamLANDsds Sustainable Voice News

The integration of cloth, technique and design are elements within the nexuses of sustainable solutions within fashion. The development of experts are deliver ed through sustainable educational programs. Those thinking of sustainability and design can enter into programs that offer edge in design. The identification of  “The Top 5 Sustainable Fashion Design Programs in the World” have been determined.

Fashionista delivered on “clothing consumption has reached an all time high, and in response, advocates for mindful, more eco-friendly design are screaming their message louder than ever. The growing trend towards sustainable and ethically designed clothing is not only helping to create a greener planet–it’s created a whole new job market, one where having an education in sustainable design may give you a considerable edge in the industry.”

The fashion industry has responded by the first, CFDA sustainability committee.  “Levi’s and Zara have committed to going toxic-free, and H&M has unveiled a series of ambitious sustainable design projects.”

Melissa Joy Manning, co-chair of the CFDA’s sustainable committee said, “As our population continues to grow, sustainability will only become more important. Learning to incorporate sustainable practices at process inception will add both a competitive advantage and encourage smart design.”

The interplay of design in architecture, fashion and art lead way to business innovation as represented in flow of space in office, ergonomics and Apple’s colorific casing offering change in technology. These innovations coalesce across platforms often under the eye of the mass users. Further, fashion and design under a nexus change interface of utility and functionality of clothing that aid the wearer but moreover the environment, greenhouse gas emissions, carbon footprint and lifecyles.

Design is predicted to keep evolving to sustainability that will effect our live-to-work more than we realize today. The schools that have been identified for sustainable design around the world are start of change.

The 5 Top Sustainable Design Schools:

1. California College of Arts (San Francisco, California)

What They Offer: MBA in Design Strategy and BA in Fashion Design

MBA in Design Management: $39,984
BA in Fashion Design: $39,984
*A spokesperson for the school added that 85% of the school’s students are on scholarship.

Apply here

2. London College of Fashion (London, UK)

What They Offer: MA in Fashion and the Environment

For UK and EU students: £7,500 (Full Time); £3,750 per year (Part Time)
*A Rector’s Scholarship worth £5,000 is available to UK and EU students on this course – click here for more information.
For International students: £13,800 (Full time)

Apply here.

3. Parsons The New School for Design (New York, USA)

What They Offer: Sustainable fashion courses, option to specialize in sustainability.

Tuition: $38,510

Apply here

4. Fashion Institute of Technology (New York, USA)

What They Offer: Sustainable Design Entrepreneur Certificate Program, BFA

Cost: $115 per four-week course

Register here

5. ESMOD Berlin (Berlin, Germany)

What They Offer: MA Sustainability in Fashion

Tuition: 11.500 Euros for EU residents and 14.500 Euros for non-EU residents which is payable in four installments

Apply here


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