Increasingly, designers, brands and luxury conglomerates are (rightly) looking towards more sustainable methods when it comes to fashion design and creation. And now, one of the world’s most influential fashion companies is launching an online course on fashion and sustainability.
Overnight, Kering — which owns the likes of Gucci, Saint Laurent, Balenciaga and Stella McCartney — announced that it has teamed up with the London College of Fashion to launch a brand new online course to help educate participants on fashion sustainability and encourage a greater consideration for sustainable practices.
The course, titled Fashion & Sustainability: Understanding Luxury Fashion in a Changing World, will run for six weeks and will deliver the material to participants through films, podcasts and discussions, each of which will be available through the dedicated online platform.
Speaking of the course at the launch overnight in London, Kering’s CEO Francois Henri Pinault said, “We actively work with our houses to craft tomorrow’s luxury via our 2025 sustainability strategy but also wish to contribute to the evolution of luxury fashion as a whole, by sharing our expertise with industry counterparts and educating future generations. Today I am proud that Kering’s partnership with London College of Fashion takes a new step, making education accessible outside of the classroom with this the world’s first open-access digital course on sustainable luxury fashion.”
It comes as no surprise that Kering has launched the course, after it was named as the world’s most sustainable textile, apparel and luxury goods corporation earlier this year. Registration for the course is now open. Click here to register.
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