The curated collection of 16 external platforms contains a wide range of tools developed by business associations, organisations, companies, consultancies, NGO’s, Research Centres and Higher Education Institutions. This collection has been selected through the lens of the 4 pillars and it offers a multi-dimensional material for teaching and learning FDfS. However, whilst a majority of the platforms focus on environmental and economic aspects, some include social and but few consider cultural issues in the fashion industry. Also included in this set are platforms offering general approaches to design for sustainability, systems thinking and circular economy. A number of them presents business cases, which is constantly updated as well as new innovations and technology in fashion, fiber and textile production and certification.
The introduction to each platform offers a common structure providing overview that can assist tutors to quickly identify relevant tools matching subjects and themes for specific courses. Together the collection covers knowledge and tools related to the creative design process, design activism, design for closed loops in a circular economy and business understanding. They also function as reference points for the FashionSEEDS Cards and The Learning Activity Tool thus connecting to teaching and learning tools developed by HEI’s, business and organisations for a real-world professional context.