SUSTAINABLE FASHION AND DESIGN IN THE NORDIC COUNTRIES
HOW TO CHANGE THE FASHION INDUSTRY INTO BECOMING GREENER AND MORE SUSTAINABLE
                          Spring break, 2020
                                   23rd March to 1st April 2020
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KICK START UNIVERSITY STUDENTS' GREEN CAREER WITH GREEN LEARNING PROGRAMS IN DENMARK

The fashion industry has to change in order to reduce its impact on the planet. There is an instant need for action – globally we will consume 63% more cloth and shoes in 2030 corresponding to 102 million tons which will lead to an increase in the need for resources as well as increase the environmental impact.

See full progam below.

WE EXPLORE TOGETHER

As a change maker of tomorrow you get hands-on experience during our academic workshops, where we work with the UN’s sustainability development goals. You are part of the process that will be guided by Jana Rudnik, GLOBAL STRATEGY LEAD, INDEX: Design to Improve Life®. Listen to her explaining about the workshop days:

WHY DENMARK?

In 2012, Denmark was ranked second in Europe by the Eco Innovation Observatory, an organisation that measures a country's performance in eco-innovation at a business, research and governmental level.

 

The Nordic countries have defined an initiative NICE- Nordic Initiative Clean and Ethical, which is a joint commitment from the industry to take a global lead on social and environmental issues. The common vision for 2050 is that fashion and textiles are to be part of a circular economy in which the useful life of products is extended and textile fibers are retained in a closed cycle for reuse again and again.

 

Danish fashion businesses have an advantage when it comes to corporate sustainability because they operate in a national business environment where sustainability requirements are more stringent than in many other European countries.

WHAT IS INCLUDED

  • 4 lectures from environment leaders and fashion industry experts

  • 2 days of intensive and highly motivating work-shops with the leading agency Index – Design to improve life - include working on the following UN’s sdg’s: 9, 12 and 13

  • Experience not only Copenhagen and Denmark but also Sweden and Norway

  • Access and networking opportunities to industry professionals

  • Tours around Copenhagen

  • Nordic Culture

  • All breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners with local cuisine

  • All accommodation throughout the program

  • All in-country transportation – as well as the trip to Sweden and Norway

  • All excursions

BOOKING

2 months before scheduled program – the size of the group is 15 - 30 people

PAYMENT

2 months before scheduled program

PROGRAM FEES

3690 USD

FULL PROGRAM

The fashion industry has to change in order to reduce its impact on the planet. There is an instant need for action – globally we will consume 63% more cloth and shoes in 2030 corresponding to 102 million tons which will lead to an increase in the need for resources as well as increase the environmental impact.

 

During this program we will explore the opportunities and obstacles for the Nordic countries on their journey to become world leaders in sustainable design, consumption and production, and contribute positively to sustainable development and green growth in the Nordic region and globally.

 

Join us on a 10 days program that will take you to meet companies, academic institutions, organizations and councils that are working on making the change happen!

 

The program advances the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for global sustainability.

DAY 1: MEET 'N' GREET

Transport from airport to hotel. Get settled in. A brief orientation of the program and handing out (sustainable) maps of Copenhagen.

 

A walk around Copenhagen to learn about Denmark and our culture by Green Bike Tours

 

Joint dinner – sustainable and biological food

DAY 2:

Workshop with our partner Index – Design to improve life. The workshop focuses on the UN’s SDG’s.

DAY 3:

The fashion history in Scandinavia by KADK (The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation) in Copenhagen and a presentation of how KADK works e.g. all students need to embrace the UN’s sustainable development goals in their diploma work.

 

A visit to The Design Museum in Copenhagen

 

A company visit to discuss a sustainable business model based on circular economy

 
 
 
DAY 4:

A meeting with Environmental Protection Agency to discuss different sustainable methods for the industry in the future

 

Public procurement and longevity: A visit to the company Mammut that designs the uniforms of the police in Denmark, Sweden and Iceland.

 

See a Danish dorm and meet Danish students! We visit one of the Danish guides at Green bike tours. The students will meet Danish students and learn about how the Danish students live, study etc. A unique opportunity!

DAY 5: CULTURAL DAY*

Visit to Kronborg – the castle of Hamlet in Helsingør and Søfartsmuseet (the naval museum)

 

Visit to Louisiana – museum of contemporary art.

​* For groups attending this program in May, this day will be spend at the Copenhagen Fashion Summit! A unique opportunity! Which also makes this program slightly more expensive.

 
 
 
DAY 6:

Departure for Sweden and Norway – Fashion the Nordic way

 

Meeting with Swedish school of textiles (the education is built around sustainability)

 

A company meeting with a Swedish fashion company that works in a very dedicated way with sustainability

DAY 7:

In the morning off to Oslo, Norway

 

Meeting in the morning with Nordic fashion association -  the five Nordic countries are globally known for a socially responsible business conduct. In 2009 NFA launched the first project, the Nordic Initiative Clean and Ethical (NICE) project and its underlying educational focus on sustainable fashion.

 
 
 
DAY 8:

Free sightseeing in Oslo. Lunch and free time until 3 pm. Back to Copenhagen.

DAY 9:

One-day workshop in Design to Improve Life by INDEX:.

 

INDEX: gives new inspiration on how to design sustainable solutions in order to address local and global challenges. The foundation of the day will be the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) and the certified Design to Improve Life Education methods. The knowledge and design-based tools offered in the course can be applied to almost any practice or local context.

Joint dinner

DAY 10: DEPARTURE

Departure from Copenhagen

 

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