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Introduction to Sustainable Fashion
B01551

With so much waste inherent in fashion, it is becoming increasingly important to become more responsible for what we wear.

On this course you will learn how to create a zero-waste garment. This course is perfect for you if you wish to explore garment design from an ethical perspective, as well as offering an introduction to an alternative way of pattern making and sewing techniques.

This course is part of the Green Deal initiative.

Course Content

With so much waste inherent in fashion, it is becoming increasingly important to become more responsible for what we wear.

On this course you will explore garment design from an ethical perspective, as well as offering an introduction to an alternative way of pattern making and sewing techniques. This course is part of the Green Deal initiative.

By the end of the course, you will be able to:

Have a better understanding of sustainable fashion, fabrics and upcycling clothing.
Learn how to create fabrics from upcycled clothing and materials to create a tote bag.
Learn how to create a draft design for a simple zero-waste pattern for a simple garment, which you can choose according to your sewing ability.
Use simple machine and hand sewing techniques to create a zero-waste garment.
Learn basic mending and alteration skills.

Learn these new skills, knowledge and understanding in our specialist Fashion and Textile Classroom. We have a range of professional sewing equipment including Bernina sewing machines which you will use in the lessons but if you would prefer to use your own you are also able to bring your own sewing machine in. It will need to be PAT Tested by a member of RHACC Staff before it can be used in the lesson.

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for this course you must be 19 or over on 31st August prior to the course start date.

To be eligible for this course you must be 19 or over on the start date of the course.

Participants should have basic sewing machine skills and provide their own fabrics and materials

First Class Requirements

A materials and equipment list will be provided before the first class.

You will need to provide clothing and materials to transform into zero-waste garments. Bring old items of clothing or material that you would like to change into something new. Bring pencils and a notepad.

Assessment Methods

Q&A, observations, PLPs, practical sessions using specialist classroom facilities to build a body of coursework and different outcomes that incorporate new techniques and processes.

Additional Information

If you require further course information or advice & guidance that is not answered in this outline, please email art@rhacc.ac.uk

If you would like general information about the college, for example, fees & finance, funding, term dates or opening times please email info@rhacc.ac.ukor drop in to our main reception area.

For information on course fees and how to get additional help to pay for them look at our How to Pay for Your Course section