Sustainable Fashion

Spring edition
Mentorship by Kutay Saritosun

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This course aims at creating the state-of-the-art Spokesperson for the sustainable & ethical fashion system of the forthcoming future while offering the unique opportunity to culturally and professionally connect with the latest trends. This figure will be able to find its place in the interdisciplinary New World of fashion thanks to its original thought and independent mindset, turning insights into actions and paving the way for tomorrow’s Green Carpet.

The curriculum includes: contemporary fashion, fashion marketing and corporate strategies with focus on Corporate Social Responsibility, Cause-Related Marketing and brand reputation, the business behind materials and their impact on the environment, technological innovation within the fashion industry, traceability in the supply chain, fashion law, the international standards, and environmental management.

The course also includes: a visit to the Gucci Garden or Ferragamo Museum; an international guest lecture by a fashion industry expert; a personal project; and an individual interview with a senior teacher from the course to assess your potential and further opportunities to continue in this field of study.

Participation in this course is an excellent initial stage of preparation in the fashion business, a course of study that may continue with the 4-year undergraduate program in Fashion Marketing Management or Fashion Marketing & Communications or with the 9-month master program in International Fashion Business.

Mentor

Kutay Saritosun
Sustainability & CSR Consultant
Kutay Saritosun is a textile engineer and sustainability aficionado with a passion for the environmental and social impacts of the garment industry. As Corporate Social Responsibility Senior Executive at ISKO, Saritosun worked in close cooperation with leading sustainability platforms such as Sustainable Apparel Coalition and the Better Cotton Initiative as well as prestigious certification bodies of Nordic Swan and EU Ecolabel. Public speaking engagements include guest lecturing at Parsons School of Design, participating in panel discussions globally and presenting at EU Green Week by the invitation of the EU Environmental Commission. Throughout his career in the apparel industry, Saritosun has gained expertise in all facets of the apparel industry, ranging from product development to production and sourcing at leading companies in the US such as Gap Inc and Chico’s FAS.

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