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Sustainable Fashion

How to Build a Sustainable Fashion Business

The Ethical Fashion Forum (EFF) is the industry body for sustainable fashion, representing over 10,000 members in 133 countries. Check out the FutureLearn site for details of the next course run.

How to Build a Sustainable Fashion Business

EFF runs the SOURCE, an online platform of business intelligence and training, a searchable sourcing database, trade events and a social network for fashion professionals interested in ethics and sustainability. They aim to help fashion professionals achieve commercial success, maximise benefits to communities and minimise negative environmental impacts.

How To Build A Sustainable Fashion Business explores the issues which face entrepreneurs when growing a fashion business with a social or environmental ethos. It covers: goal setting and business strategy; brand strategy and range planning; how to set up a supply chain; find fabrics and manufacturers; product development; how to tell your sustainability story and marketing strategy; and how to price products, find customers and sell products.

This free online course is open now: Register now on the FutureLearn website.