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Learn Conscious Fashion Design
Created by Britta Cabanos
Founder & Director at Inside Fashion Design
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In this 10 Step Masterclass, you will learn:
01: Understanding the Fashion Industry & it’s Impact
Gain a comprehensive understanding of the fashion industry's environmental and social impact. Explore the industry's current state, its challenges, and the potential for positive change through conscious fashion design practices. Understanding the Fashion Industry and its Impact will help you navigate the fashion industry with purpose by being informed about its impact and challenges, allowing you to make conscious decisions and contribute to positive change.
02: Identify Personal Values and Beliefs For Conscious Fashion Design
Reflect on your values and beliefs related to sustainability and ethical practices. Define your purpose and motivations for creating a conscious fashion brand. Identifying your values and beliefs, gain a clear direction and foundation for conscious fashion design applications, enabling you to align your business/ brand with your principles and ultimately attract like-minded customers
03: Laying the Foundation for a Sustainable Fashion Business
Learn how to set up a foundation for a conscious/ sustainable fashion business, including a business plan, creating budgets, cost analysis, and financial planning. Explore topics such as identifying startup costs, assessing profitability, and creating a business plan that incorporates sustainability and ethical practices. providing the necessary knowledge and skills to establish a business that aligns with its values, ensuring long-term success and sustainability.
04: Building a Circularity Model for Fashion
Explore the concept of circularity in the fashion industry and learn how to incorporate circular design principles into your conscious fashion brand. Learn the importance of waste reduction, recycling, and closed-loop systems in achieving sustainability goals, and developing strategies for implementing circularity in your design and production processes. Enable amd embrace sustainable and ethical practices, reducing waste and creating a positive impact on the environment.
05: Establishing a Conscious Fashion Brand Identity
Learn the importance of brand storytelling and how to effectively communicate your conscious fashion brand's values and mission to your target audience. Explore storytelling techniques, develop a brand narrative, and learn how to launch your conscious fashion line or season effectively. Establishing a Conscious Fashion Brand Identity will enable you to create a strong brand presence in the fashion industry, attracting conscious consumers who resonate with their values and beliefs.
06: Implementing Conscious Design Principles in Fashion
Learn about conscious design principles and how to integrate them into the creative process. Explore the concepts of Observation, Connection, Inclusion, Impact, and Legacy. Implementing Conscious Design Principles will empower you to create a strategy & and products that are both aesthetically pleasing and environmentally conscious, attracting conscious consumers and contributing to a more sustainable industry.
07: The Fashion Design and Development Process, From Concept to Consumer
A comprehensive roadmap of the fashion design and development process. Learn how to translate conscious fashion ideas into tangible designs, including sketching, pattern making, and sample development through suggested resources and & recommended design experts. Navigating the Fashion Design and Development Process will equip you with the practical skills and knowledge needed to bring conscious fashion designs to life, & ensure a smooth and successful production process.
08: Incorporating Sustainable Materials and Processes
Explore best practices for sourcing materials, manufacturing, and supply chain management that align with your sustainability and ethical goals including digital tools to save time and reduce waste. Researching and Incorporating Sustainable Materials and Processes will provide knowledge and resources to make informed decisions about materials and processes, ensuring that your fashion brand is truly sustainable and ethical.
09: Sourcing for Production and Working with Ethical Manufacturers
Participants will learn how to work with factories and ethical makers. Explore strategies for identifying and vetting ethical manufacturers and makers who align with their sustainability and ethical values. Learn about the negotiation process, quality control, and ongoing communication with production partners. Sourcing for Production and Working with Ethical Manufacturers will enable you to establish strong partnerships with ethical manufacturers, ensuring that your fashion brand is produced ethically and sustainably.
10: Investor Ready for a Conscious Fashion Brand
Learn how to attract and secure investment for your conscious fashion brand. Explore different funding options, develop a compelling business plan, and learn how to effectively pitch your brand to potential investors who align with your sustainability and ethical values. Becoming an Investor Ready for a Conscious Fashion Brand will provide you with the necessary knowledge and skills to secure funding enabling you to scale your business and make a greater impact in the industry.