The reader is a pocket book to the platform and a stand-alone reference in fashion design education for sustainability in higher education. It connects conceptual foundations of holism, ecology and equity, explored through participatory design practice, to theory and practice in education for sustainability. It draws on a substantial body of published work and the lived experience of teaching and learning education for sustainability inside and outside of academia.
Whilst the body of knowledge in education for sustainability is directly applicable to fashion, there is a paucity of work that explores the distinction of fashion, or indeed wider art and design education for sustainability. FashionSEEDS is based in art and design education, with a focus on fashion. It offers new knowledge that can inform Higher Education practice, with practical applications for teaching and the development of educators’ own learning. Watch Dilys Williams below explain how you might use the The Reader.