Sustainability: The Materiality of Fashion

Queensland University of Technology

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Sustainability: The Materiality of Fashion

  • Host University

    Queensland University of Technology

  • Location

    Brisbane, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Environmental Sustainability, Fashion, Fashion Design

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    This unit provides an introduction to the environmental, ethical and social issues connected to the production and consumption of fashion, and is intended to provide a base for students who wish to pursue further studies in fashion.
    Learning Outcomes
    On completion of this unit you should be able to:
    1. Identify key sustainability issues in the fashion industry within an intercultural context.
    2. Collaboratively develop a plan to address a key sustainability issue in the fashion industry.
    3. Apply written, oral and visual communication skills in the presentation of an analysis and evaluation of fashion industry practices.
    Assessment name: Presentation (Oral or Group)
    Description: As a team you are required to work in collaboration to develop a project designed to raise awareness of sustainability in the fashion industry. As a team you will present the project and supporting research to the class.
    Relates to objectives: 1, 2
    Weight: 40
    Internal or external: Internal
    Group or individual: Group
    Due date: Early - Mid Semester
    Assessment name: Report
    Description: You are required to research contemporary sustainability issues pertinent to the fashion industry and identify methods for developing more sustainable practices for the industry.
    Relates to objectives: 1, 3
    Weight: 60
    Internal or external: Internal
    Group or individual: Individual
    Due date: End of Semester

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