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Ethical Design for Stage and Fashion
THEA 248
Spring 2022
Section: 01  

Now more than ever we must look at the way we as consumers and large businesses are impacting our planet as well as the future of our planet. It has been estimated that 85 percent of our clothing ends up burned or in landfills each year and that the average American throws away about 81 pounds of clothing every year, and that's just America! In this class students will tackle a variety of hands-on projects that will explore clothing, wig, hat and accessory construction using unconventional materials. Students will explore their personal habits as a consumer of "fast fashion" and the implications fast fashion has on our economy and planet, as well as inspecting the fashion, theater and film industry participation in fashion waste. Students will also explore ways in which society can embrace sustainability and become more eco-friendly. By the end of the semester students will have a new or broader understanding of ethical and sustainable fashion and how to apply it to their everyday lives moving forward as well as a range of projects to demonstrate these learned skills. Some of the questions we will explore in this class: What does sustainable fashion mean? What is ethical fashion? Do we need ethical fashion? What are small and large ways we as individuals and large businesses can lesson our fashion waste?
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA THEA
Course Format: StudioGrading Mode:
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (THEA)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

Last Updated on APR-24-2024
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