Programs : Brochure
- Locations: Paris, France
- Program Terms: Spring
- Restrictions: Drexel applicants only
Embark on a transformative educational journey centered around sustainability in the fashion industry, set amidst the vibrant backdrop of a fashion capital. This immersive experience goes beyond the surface, delving into various aspects of sustainable fashion, including emerging business models, innovative materials, technological advancements, and the influence of global trends and cultural perspectives. Our aim is to foster change agents who can shape a more sustainable future for the industry while providing participants with a comprehensive understanding of sustainability's significance.
At the heart of this journey is an exploration of the current fashion landscape, where we acknowledge the profound shifts occurring—decreased consumption, the rapid rise of e-commerce, and the impact of new European regulations. Through firsthand experiences and insightful discussions with industry experts, participants will gain valuable insights into the driving forces behind sustainability in fashion.
Participants will have the unique opportunity to witness sustainability initiatives in action, engaging with renowned designers, thought leaders, and innovators at the forefront of the industry. By immersing themselves in this global fashion capital, participants will gain firsthand exposure to the latest sustainable practices and witness the integration of sustainability into high-profile fashion events.
The primary objective of this experience is to equip individuals with the necessary tools to embed a culture of sustainability within their workplaces. Recognizing that sustainability is a fundamental prerequisite for revitalizing the textile, fashion, and clothing industries in future markets, our aim is to empower participants with the knowledge and skills required to navigate the intricate realm of sustainability. They will emerge from this journey capable of proposing viable solutions and initiating vital transformations in their professional spheres.
Join us as we combine the transformative power of education with the immersive allure of Paris. Engage with industry leaders, experience the forefront of sustainable fashion, and become a catalyst for change in the industry. Together, let's shape a more sustainable future for fashion, all while being inspired by the electric atmosphere of Paris, a global fashion capital.
Students will be registered for DSMR T380: Sustainable Fashion in Paris for 3 credits as a part of their spring term course load. Students must leave space for these 3 credits in their credit load, or will otherwise be billed for exceeding the 20 credit term maximum.
Pre-requisite: None. Open to all majors, with priority given to D&M undergradutes, RMER graduates, and FASH undergraduates/graduates
This program will be led by Chris Baeza (email@example.com), Design and Merchandising Program Director
Pre-Travel: 3 in person classes. BBLearn readings and audio/visual materials, discussion board posts, and reflective writing assignment to prepare for experiential learning in Paris.
Winter Sessions dates and times TBD
Week 6: Lecture and discussion
Week 8: Lecture and discussion
Week 10: Pre-departure orientation
Paris: in country programing
Post Travel: 2 in person sessions; final project
Arrival Date: March 21 (students should depart March 20 to arrive on March 21)
Departure Date: March 28
*Students may extend their travel independently before or after program dates.
Tentative Itinerary Overview (subject to change)
|Day 1||Welcome to Paris
|Day 2||Sustainable Fashion Fundamentals
|Day 3||Innovations in Sustainable Materials
|Day 4||Technology and Sustainable Fashion
|Day 5||Global Trends and Cultural Perspectives
|Day 6||Emerging Business Models
|Day 7||Becoming a Change Agent
|Day 8||Travel home|
Due 11/15/2023 - $500
Due 1/15/2023 - $1885
*All payments are non-refundable unless declined admission or program cancels for unforeseen reasons.
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