So Jung (Hailey) Kim, who graduates in 2020, traveled from San Francisco to New York City for the final round of Joe's Blackbook Foundation's annual competition for fashion students.
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.
We've compiled a list of the 20 best fashion schools in the country. As with our previous fashion school rankings, this is not scientific.
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