FAH488H1: Considering Sustainable Textiles and Fashions in the Age of Climate Crisis

Hours

24S

This seminar looks at historic and contemporary global thinking about the production and consumption of textiles and fashions within the current climate change crisis, and over-production due to fast fashion. We question the notion of "in" and "out" of Western seasonal style and look at historic models to understand new economies of scale and value, issues of labour and natural resources. Through lectures, workshops, and seminars, the class will consider how to harness past models to attain the future of textiles and fashion and the context surrounding the 3 R's, reduce, reuse and recycle.

Prerequisite
2.5 FAH credits
Distribution Requirements
Humanities
Breadth Requirements
Creative and Cultural Representations (1)