Sustainable Fashion MOOCs

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Searching for sustainable fashion design courses, look no further. Bookmark this page. As some courses discontinue, the list will be updated regularly. Here is a short list of free or accredited educational programmes to increase your knowledge about sustainability and how to apply sustainability to your design practice.

The following Massive Open Online Courses offer comprehensive overviews of sustainability.

  1. Fashion and Sustainability: Understanding Luxury Fashion in a Changing World (UAL – London College of Fashion). Understand the issues linked to fashion and sustainability, and develop strategies to improve the industry.(FutureLearn): This 4-week course will teach you about the environmental and social impact of the fashion industry, and the principles and practices of sustainable fashion design. You will learn about sustainable materials, production processes, and strategies to reduce waste and pollution. Link:
  2. Circular Fashion: Design, Science, and Value in a Sustainable Clothing Industry (edX): This 7-week course explores the concept of circularity in fashion, which aims to minimize waste and maximize the use of resources by designing products for multiple lifecycles. You will learn about materials, design principles, business models, and policy frameworks that support circular fashion. Link:
  3. How to Build a Sustainable Fashion Business. (Ethical Fashion Forum) Learn from leading entrepreneurs what it takes to create a successful fashion business, with a social or environmental ethos. In this five-week, free online course, Learn the basics of what sustainability in the context of running a fashion business is. Build an ethical fashion business. Link:
  4. Fashion & Sustainability: Understanding Luxury Fashion in a Changing World (FutureLearn): This 3-week course focuses on the luxury fashion sector and its sustainability challenges and opportunities. You will learn about the history and culture of luxury fashion, the environmental and social impacts of its practices, and the innovations and strategies that are emerging to address these issues. Link:
  5. Fashion and Sustainability: Design for Change (Coursera): This 4-week course covers the fundamentals of sustainable fashion design, including materials, production processes, and supply chain management. Improve the fashion industry by using sustainable and natural resources. You will also learn about the ethical and social dimensions of fashion, and how to integrate sustainability into your design practice. Discover the concerns and solutions for businesses to become sustainable. Link:
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