If you've been paying attention to the fashion industry the past few years, you know that sustainable design is more important than ever.
Our clothing consumption has reached an all time high, and in response, advocates for mindful, more eco-friendly design are screaming their message louder than ever. And it seems the fashion industry is finally listening: The CFDA recently created the first-ever sustainability committee , Levi's and Zara have committed to going toxic-free, and H&M has unveiled a series of ambitious sustainable design projects.
The growing trend towards sustainable and ethically designed clothing is not only helping to create a greener planet--it's created a whole new job market, one where having an education in sustainable design may give you a considerable edge in the industry. Here are the best sustainable design programs out there.
With four years of FIT under her belt, in addition to several internships at Conde Nast and Hearst, this writer has more than a few helpful hints and hilarious anecdotes to share with anyone who's ever considered swapping 'real college' for fashion school.
Michael Kors has some serious love for his alma mater FIT...even though he dropped out.
Kors left FIT in the '70s without a degree, but he's gifting the college $1 million to establish a lifetime endowment scholarship.