Academic Program

Student profile

  • Experienced professionals such as Buyers, Planners and Product Managers of fashion companies.
  • Fashion Designers interested in turning their work into a more sustainable stage.
  • Manufacturers and producers that supply retailers.
  • CSR Managers of fashion companies that intend to incorporate changes in their organizations.
  • Fashion entrepreneurs who want a sustainable approach for their businesses.
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Curriculum Structure

1. SUSTAINABILITY: Setting concepts

1. Introduction to the program.

2. Setting the concepts:

a. Sustainability in the Fashion Industry, SDG, Fashion agreements. 
b. Different stakeholders positions: Greenpeace, fur associations, investors, etc. 

2. BENCHMARKING: different business models

1. Approach to sustainability in different fashion brands.

2. Different business models:
a. Circular economy.
b. Social innovation.
c. Responsible consumption.
d. Digitalization.

3. Reputation, Communication and Marketing: 

1. Is sustainability your core or a value? 
2. Reputation in Fashion industry.
3. Proactive communication and crisis communication.
4. Managing reputation. 
5. Involving consumers in sustainability’s values brand. 

4. Final Program Project. Individually or in group, students will develop a project to apply the knowledge and experiences acquired during the program. They will have their professors’ advice and help to do that.

1. GLOBAL FRAMEWORK FOR SOCIAL IMPACT THROUGH THE WHOLE VALUE CHAIN

  1. Introducing the basic principles: general ethics in business.
  2. Building a Framework of reference: OECD, The Global Compact, UN climate Change convention, ILO’s, Trade Unions, etc.
  3. Integrating SDG in the company. Non-financial report. CSR Department in a company: leader profile, team. 

2. STAKEHOLDERS

  1. Risks management and risks maps. Integrating stakeholders in managing complex risk issues in the Supply Chain of Global Brands. 
  2. Reporting. GRI (Global reporting Initiative).
  3. Stakeholders positions.

 3. REGULATIONS AND COMPLIANCE

  1. European, Spanish and other countries regulations.
  2. Critical metrics to monitor and measure. Compliance. 
  3. Business Social Compliance Initiative. BSCI. Sedex.
  4. Codes of Conduct.

DESIGN

1. SUSTAINABLE DESIGN GUIDE

1. Introduction: Apparel Life Cycle Stages and sustainability. 

2. Questions that a designer needs to know. 

3. Regulations. 

2. MATERIALS IN THE APPAREL INDUSTRY. 

  •  Material origin, fibre classification.
  • Chemical composition and characterization
  • Main materials and sustainable impact derived
  • Manufacturing and risks in textiles
  • Leather and fur
  • Risks in manufacturing leather and fur 

MANUFACTURING

3. IMPACTS OF THE OPERATIONS IN MANUFACTURING PROCESSES. 

1. General and Specific Regulatory Frome.
2. Substances and Parameters. 
3. Safety. 

4. RESOURCE OPTIMIZATION AND PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT

1. Analysis, testing and sampling from the company’s approach. 
2. Analysis, testing and sampling with provider.
3. Analysis, testing, and sampling, from provider’s view.
4. Manufacturing epidemiology   

5. LOGISTICS

1. Improving operation.

1. BUYING: SOURCING STRATEGY

1. Negotiation: General Negotiation. Doing business in different countries.
2. Pricing: internalization of environmental and social costs.
3. Towards a networking of sustainable providers

2. FINANCING THE TRANSFORMATION

1. Investments at the beginning of the value chain: innovation in materials
2. Investments at the end of the value chain: recycling, reusing.
3. Hard-tech innovation: the technological and the commercialization gap.
4. Internalizing the costs of environmental aspects.

3. NEW BUSINESS MODELS

1. Brick& Mortar vs e-commerce
2. Slow fashion vs fast fashion

RIGHT FAHION

Roadmap to Co-responsibility

Format
In – Campus

Duration
6 alternate intensive weeks

Dates

Nov 16-19th / Jan 18-21st / Feb 15-18th / Mar 15-19th / Apr 12-15th / May 17-20th

Schedule 
Monday to Thursday 4:00pm- 8:30pm

Language
English 

Price
Early Bird until September 20th: 7.900€ (after 8.600€)

*12% discount to alumni of the University of Navarra

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