Become a fashion detective
Be curious. Find out. Do something. Fashion Revolution’s free online course lifts the lid on the global fashion industry
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Published: 23 June 2018
This Article was Written by: Katie Hill - My Green Pod
Do you ever think about where your clothes come from, who made them, how and at what cost?
Fashion Revolution’s free online course, created with University of Exeter, lifts the lid on the global fashion industry. If you register you’ll learn a variety of simple techniques to find the answers yourself, and to use your findings to press the fashion industry to value people, the environment, creativity and profit in equal measure.
Launching on Monday 25 June, the course takes three weeks, at four hours a week.
Ask the experts
This course will encourage us to question what we, as active global citizens, can do to enable change.
You’ll have an opportunity to ask questions to this year’s Q&A panelists, including special guests Heather Knight, Joss Whipple and Sarah Ditty from the Fashion Revolution team, ethical fashion entrepreneur Kalkidan Legesse and garment factory researcher Jay Lingham.
Last year, over 8,000 people from all over the globe took the course, sharing ideas, experiences and concerns with the course team and fellow learners on its lively and supportive discussions boards.
Who is the course for?
This course is aimed at anyone with an interest in fashion, trade, ethics and activism, including those involved in the Fashion Revolution movement. It is also suitable for teachers who want to enrich their school, further education and higher education curricula.
The course will draw together themes from Geography, Fashion and Textile, English Language, English as a Foreign Language, Historical Enquiry, Politics, Sociology, Art, Economics, Environmental Studies, Global Citizenship, Sustainable Development and Personal and Social Studies.
You can participate in the course using skills and knowledge acquired outside formal education. Key concepts will be explained in accessible and thought-provoking ways. Everyone is welcome.
What you’ll learn
Register for this year’s course and find out how you can be a fashion detective and discover how you can make a positive difference.
By the end of the course, you’ll be able to:
- Explain garment supply chains
- Explore the interdependence of places, resources and the people upon whom supply chains rely
- Investigate your own clothing: its brand, where it was made and from what materials
- Identify and employ search techniques for investigating the policies employed by clothing brands, and the human stories behind them
- Demonstrate empathetic writing about the stories of garment production
- Reflect on how to use your findings to influence brands
- Be part of the conversation