Tuesdays 6:00pm to 8:30pm EST
The course is an overview of the textile industry’s processing system from fiber, yarn, fabric, dyeing, finishing and its complexity affecting its relationship to fashion and sustainability.
Learn about the environmental and social impact caused by the use of chemicals and scarce resources utilized by the industry, and the drive towards implementing sustainable alternatives. This course will cover the development of best practices in the production processes and textile innovations as possible solutions to these problems. We will look into sustainable initiatives in recycling, upcycling, and consumer care of products. We will also discuss sustainability certification programs, proper use of industry terminology, and ethical considerations such as fair trade and worker assessment.