The Learning Activity Tool consists of 24 teaching activities that have been formalised to supplement teaching in fashion design and sustainability. The activities have been developed to be integrated into existing courses or to be used as inspiration for building new course content within different topics.

How to use the Learning Activity Tools

 

Whilst each activity can be used as a stand alone tool, they can also be combined within specific themes and for specific teaching contexts. Each activity is developed with the intention of a scalable format where the progression can be adjusted to the time available as well as the level of education. Does the course for example address an issue that is on the horizon, or one that is in the distant future? This opens for a discussion of when a design solution is relevant to and answers present issues within sustainable development, or when it addresses a desired change in a future scenario.

Consequently, the activities serve to establish new ways to approach design and sustainability and to give the design student / designer a voice when reaching out to other professionals, whether it is within the fashion supply chain or as policy makers.

Each activity is described using the following structure:

 

  • A Description: Scope and objective of the activity including a guiding question.

  • The Delivery: A proposed structure with suggestions for preparatory material and formal outputs.​

  • Resources: These link the activity to one or more of the open-source tools and other activities.

Each Learning Activity Tool links to the four pillars of sustainability:

  • Yellow: Social pillar

  • Blue: Cultural pillar

  • Green: Environmental pillar

  • Pink: Economic pillar

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Aesthetic Surgery

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Circular Systems

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Designing the Label Before the Clothes

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Framing Sustainable Change in a Company

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Identifying Circular Loops

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Letter of Concern

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Shopping Experience

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Value Chain of Non-human Species

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Biomimicry

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Concepts Based on Sustainability Approaches

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Exploring Material Parameters

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Garments with Many Lives

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Ideology Manifesto

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Materials Origin & Functions

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Space for Passionate Voices

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Wardrobe Stories

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Buying Habits

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Designing for Active Lives of Clothes

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Fashion Service Systems

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Hacking Post-Consumer Waste

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Insights of Unused Garments

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Recycling Facility

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Touching Materials

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Waste Flow Analysis