Sustainable Fashion Production

George Brown College

Date Posted: June 10, 2022
Submitted by: Lillian Makhoul
Sustainability Topics: Curriculum, Waste
Content Type: Academic Programs
Tags: fashion
Program Type: Post-Graduate Certificate/Diploma
Completion: 1 year


This Sustainable Fashion Production graduate certificate program prepares graduates to apply sustainability to the pre-production and manufacturing process for apparel. Pre-production analysis, selection of appropriate techniques and technology, flow and efficiency, human resource ethics, environmental concerns, and quality and costing are assessed and applied for the sustainable production of small batch apparel products. While the context of this program is apparel, the processes, management tools and knowledge could be applied to product development in other fields.

Learning Outcomes

Select appropriate apparel production techniques and technology (e.g., machines, cutting room) to optimize manufacturing results. Manage the manufacture of garments using lean manufacturing and small batch production principles. Implement pre-production processes, including textile sourcing and equipment analysis, to ensure sustainable production. Manage the steps of the manufacturing process using product lifecycle management tools and software. Assess apparel manufacturing processes for evidence of social, environmental and economic sustainability. Perform costing, time and plant layout to determine production flow and efficient use of resources. Analyze cost and quality of materials to inform product development and manufacturing decisions.

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