Inspired by Fashion Revolution Day and the recent two year anniversary of the Rana Plaza incident April 24th, which killed over 1000 factory workers in Bangladesh, Edinburgh’s Herriot Watt University is now introducing a masters in fashion ethics, to debate sustainable design. The research based programme will focus particularly on ethical practices and fashion supply chain knowledge. Dr Sue Thomas, Director of Studies, said of the course;
“The programme offers a chance for ethically aware graduates and established professionals to refresh their knowledge and skillset.”
Ethical fashion is a topic that in this fast paced throwaway industry shouldn’t be overlooked, so it’s exciting to see awareness in the field spread to our educational system. Along with LCF’s sustainable design sponsorship in partnership with Kering, this is great progress for the future of socially conscious fashion.