Green Gown Awards 2018 - University of the Arts London, London College of Fashion - Winner

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Centre for Sustainable Fashion (CSF) at London College of Fashion, in partnership with luxury fashion group Kering, has created the world’s first online course on luxury fashion and sustainability.

Based on the research and teaching practice of CSF and supported by the expertise and leadership of the industry partner, this six week course embodies a commitment to open-sourcing knowledge and serves as an important tool to informing and transforming fashion industry practice through a democratic non-elitist learning community.

Through a values-led approach, it enables learners to develop an understanding of innovative sustainable fashion research and business practice and helps them to explore what is important to them and their approach to sustainability. This new online course involved co-creating a unique curriculum that was built on three years of insights gathered from an existing Master’s course. It has been designed for a massive online global audience, recruiting 10,620 learners from 144 countries in its first run in 2018.

Top 3 learnings:

1. Through online learning massive audiences can be reached, informed and transformed for sustainability.

2. Co-creating research with industry can be challenging but offers new enriched means of educating for sustainability.

3. MOOCs offer sustainable practice global visibility whilst enriching knowledge and opportunities within the host institution.