Doughnuts for fashion! Semester 2 2021

Offer solutions to the social and environmental problems of the fashion industry

Students undertaking The Global Impacts of Fashion Merchandise course (part of The Associate Degree of Fashion & Textile Merchandising AD013) at RMIT University, were asked to identify problems throughout the product life cycle of a garment that contributed to people living outside the "Safe and Just space for Humanity" (Raworth).  
The course was run as six, all day intensive workshops.  

 The workshops were divided into three distinct phases; 


The activities of the fashion industry were contextualised within the three human created pressure points of ;

  • The desire for affluence (Consumer society)

  • Global population (Rapidly growing) 

  • The “Two worlds” (Developed and developing)  


The Planetary Boundaries (‎Rockström et al), Sustainable Development Goals (United Nations)  and The Doughnut Economy (Raworth)  were offered as the frameworks through which solutions for the fashion industry could be proffered.



Students mapped the impact of activities of various fashion brands against elements of the  frameworks. 
As part of the students preparation for a series of “Fashion solution” essay’s, they were required to create an infographic that represented one stage in the product life cycle of a garment, highlighting a particular problem and offering  possible solutions.
These are the results below:





    Daniela Borodak

    Clermont-Ferrand, France

    The doughnut economy is a source of inspiration for my teaching! I hope this community helps me to answer the questions I'm consta

    Amay V Iyer


    Fueled by my passion for ecology and AI, I join the Doughnut Economics Action Lab to innovate solutions with technology

    Kimberly Byrd

    Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America

    The Doughnut of Justice forms the foundation of my sustainability teaching. I'm excited about collaborating/co-creating!

    1 comment
    Amay V Iyer 11 months ago

    Outstanding work!

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