Dec 02, 2023  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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FS 2180 - Sustainable Fashion

Credits: 3

This course focuses on the philosophy of sustainable design by teaching design approaches and methods that comply with the principles of social, economic, and ecological sustainability in design of textiles and product. Upon successful completion of this course students will have develop an understanding of how to minimize negative environmental impact and encourage social consciousness and responsibility.

Prerequisites: completion of 30+ credit hours

Course Learning Outcomes:
  • Examine the challenges of sustainable apparel design and environmentally responsible apparel production practices.
  • Discuss the environmental impact of material production and resource selection.
  • Research and explain social change strategies for designing ‘green’ including sustainable textile development.
  • Demonstrate social consciousness and responsibility in their apparel design and development practices.

FS 2180 Course Learning Outcome Rubric  

Required Textbooks:
A Practical Guide to Sustainable Fashion, Alison Gwilt, A&C Black  ISBN 9782940496143
Required Course Materials:

  • Sketchbook (9” x 12”) *Tablets/iPads may be used, but not required.
  • Bristol Paper (11” x 14”)
  • Sharpie Fine Point/Micron Black Pens
  • Sharpie Med Point/Micron Black Pens
  • Mechanical Pencils
  • Watercolor Pencils
  • Watercolors
  • Watercolor Brush (medium size)
  • Markers (Copic brand as a suggestion for rendering skin-tone)
  • Adobe Acrobat
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Adobe Photoshop & Illustrator if needed, not required.
  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Excel

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