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; 

1. CONTEXT

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)  


 2. FRAMEWORKS

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.

 

 3. SOLUTIONS

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:





   

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    Bruce McNaughton

    Oxford, England, United Kingdom

    Using the Embedded Economy 'big picture' model to explore the changes needed to move to the 'safe and just space for humanity'.

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    Amay V Iyer about 1 year ago

    Outstanding work!

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