1. The first webinar is an introduction to why it is important for the design and business schools to educate and create possibilities for students to interact with businesses and promote new innovative solutions for the sustainable fashion industry. Method: What directions and which theories and methods are relevant for the students to work with, to support and validate a sustainable scenario solution?

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  2. In this webinar the students will get a general introduction to business models. As a case study, “collaborative consumption” initiatives within the fashion industry such as, swapping, leasing, clothing libraries etc. will be put under the microscope. The students will then analyse the need for change in the conventional fast fashion business model: clothes should last longer, the garments should be flexible and fit as many as possible.

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  3. In this webinar students will be introduced to the global fashion industry’s issues around pre and post consumer textile waste, before hearing about creative opportunities and trends around ‘designing with’ waste. Anne Prahl, who is a researcher, trend forecaster and designer specialising in the exploration of sustainable innovation, will further discuss the short, medium and long-term solutions for ‘designing out’ waste, which will be illustrated through inspiring case studies, before inviting the students to debate how they can incorporate and develop such approaches as part of their own future projects.

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  4. In this webinar the students will be introduced to the concept: Simple design, simple production – less impact. In today’s world there is a growing revolt from consumers against mass production. Micro-producers are gaining renewed attention for their capacity to be small yet specialised. This trend may give designers a new role in the future when simpler products and simpler production could strengthen both design and sustainability. With this in mind, you can design products based on the mind set that, Simple Design, Simple production – less impact.

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  5. In this webinar the students will be introduced to Kate Fletcher’s research project “Local Wisdom” and the fashion industry’s current system of ‘fast fashion’. Based on these premises, the students will work on solutions and change strategies to promote ‘slow fashion’.

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Youth Fashion Summit 2014

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100+ business and design students will use their knowledge, their skills and all their good ideas to develop new and fresh solutions to the challenges facing the industry. More information: youthfashionsummit.com

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