London College of Fashion (London, UK)
What They Offer: MA in Fashion and the Environment
Overview: London College of Fashion is home to the Center for Sustainable Fashion (CSF), which was founded in 2008 and is now recognized as a leader in sustainable fashion education. The school’s master in Fashion and the Environment program is supported by the CSF–a relationship that affords opportunities for holistic, interdisciplinary, multi-levelled research which has seen numerous students go on to the PhD level.
In addition to offering some of the most innovative courses in sustainable fashion design, the CSF at LCF is also involved in a series of initiatives including opening the UK’s first sustainable fashion lab (in collaboration with Marks & Spencer), and launching Shared Talent India, which encourages designers to exchange expertise with other protagonists across the supply chain. They also hold the annual Fashioning the Future Awards, which rewards innovative sustainable designs from students and graduates across the globe in categories such as “Unique Design Award” and “Unique Materials and Processes Award.”
Their Approach: “Center for Sustainable Fashion at London College of Fashion challenges the status
quo through sustainability as the ideation process for design and making fashion, working in collaboration with fashion industry leaders and change makers creates a dynamic relationship that is both imaginative and pragmatic,” according to Dilys Williams, Director of Sustainable Fashion.
Notable Professors and Guest Lecturers: Professor Sandy Black, author of seminal book Eco Chic: The Fashion Paradox; Kate Fletcher, founder of the “slow fashion” movement and celebrated author
Notable Courses: New Perspectives on Fashion, Sustainability Solutions
For UK and EU students: £7,500 (Full Time); £3,750 per year (Part Time)
*A Rector’s Scholarship worth £5,000 is available to UK and EU students on this course – click here for more information.
For International students: £13,800 (Full time)