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LI19SP Bachelor Degree Programme in International Business

Course Description

Code4 LIX8000
NameSustainable Fashion
Credits5 ects
ObjectivesThe student learns to realize what impacts his/her decisions about fashion have on sustainability. He/she becomes familiar with fashion concepts in a social, cultural, environmental and economical context both locally and globally. The student understands the importance of sustainable fashion strategies based on future thinking. The student is able to translate trends and target designs to correspond with and enhance a company's/brand’s identity. The student learns to work in a practical, creative and innovative way in the development of fashion concepts in a sustainable context. He/she is able to demonstrate a critical engagement in various aspects of sustainability and justify his/her proposals and decisions. He or she will learn to work in a concept design process based on both an experimental, sustainable and commercial approach.
ContentDefinitions of sustainable fashion.
Fashion in global context.
Sustainable fashion strategies and methods.
The role of design in sustainability issues.
Sustainable trend and market analysis.
A team-based project where a sustainable fashion concept is developed.
RequirementsExams and sustainable fashion concept assignment.
MethodsWeb course.
Grading Scale0 - 5
Course materialWGSN (online material)
Niinimäki, Kirsi (ed.) 2013. Sustainable fashion: new approaches. Helsinki: Aalto ARTS Books (e-book).
Gwilt, Alison. 2014. A practical guide to sustainable fashion. London: Fairchild Books.
Okala: the ecodesign strategy wheel. (online material)
Other course-specific e-learning materials provided by the lecturer.
PrerequisitesBasic studies.
Other Considerations
Ryynänen Sirpa
Niskanen Terttu

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Savonia UAS

Savonia is one of Finland's biggest and most versatile universities of applied sciences. Our campuses are situated in Kuopio, Iisalmi and Varkaus. There are almost 6000 students and 600 employees at Savonia. In education we implement Open Innovation Space (OIS), where we combine learning, development, research, and teaching.