Fashion Sustainability Certificate

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Fashion Sustainability Certificate

Fashion Sustainability Certificate

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  • Rethink the future. Design sustainably.

    Sustainability is the way of the future for fashion. The sustainability movement is an opportunity for an individual or organization to reimagine their work so that it has a positive impact on people and the planet. This certificate program takes an open, inclusive, and empowering approach to sustainability, enabling learners — irrespective of experience — to overcome barriers to change and shape fashion careers in alignment with their personal and professional values.

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Course Price
$3,255 total
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Course Length
Course Length:
5-9 weeks
  • Who Should Enroll

    • Anyone who has an interest in the fashion industry or is working in the fashion industry
    • Creative individuals who want to understand how to incorporate sustainability into their own work
    • Professionals in the fashion industry who are seeking to make their systems sustainable
  • What You'll Gain

    • An understanding of the broader sustainability movement and the need for sustainability in fashion
    • A more conscious approach to fashion design, production, use, consumption, and disposal through a commitment to diversity, responsibility, and respect for our natural environment and social justice, through fashion
    • An understanding of material processes, fabric technology, and technical construction methods that reference individual perspectives
    • The opportunity to employ sustainable design strategies across the value chain through a project
    • An understanding of the principles and methods of conscious consumption, to be applied into a given project for sustainability in action
    • The ability to imagine piloting projects and testing ideas in the context of sustainability that can be put into practice in your organization
  • How You'll Learn

    • Engaging video lectures
    • Direct interaction with faculty practitioners at the top of their fields
    • Online collaboration and video conferencing
    • Project-based learning focused on developing real-world skills and portfolio assets


  • Students must complete all courses within two years.

  • We know that the future of fashion is sustainable, but getting there can seem complex and difficult. This certificate will light and guide your passion for sustainability. It will help you to navigate the fascinating terrain of sustainability so it becomes actionable, relatable, and relevant to you and your personal and professional values.

    Jennifer Whitty, assistant professor of fashion systems and materiality
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  • Why The New School?

    The professional landscape as we’ve known it has changed dramatically, and ongoing learning is more important now than ever before. At The New School, we champion every student’s creativity and growth. By combining integrated disciplines with collaborative problem solving, we deliver an immersive, transformative learning experience. With the leadership of Parsons School of Design — ranked #1 in the United States* — our faculty imparts the critical expertise students need to advance their careers or pivot to new ones in a constantly evolving world.

    *Quacquarelli Symonds World University Rankings (2020).