October 3, 2022
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Woolmark launches online sustainability course for the textile industry

By on April 4, 2022 0
The Woolmark Company has launched the first dedicated online sustainability training course on the Woolmark Learning Centre, providing free access to in-depth knowledge about wool, sustainability and circular design. The freely available course provides an introduction to concepts, frameworks and strategies to support restaurant businesses.

Developed by industry experts, the self-paced course on sustainability and wool is designed for designers, brands, manufacturers, college students and tutors to support the evolution of the industry towards less impactful products and business models with wool. With a focus on the wool fiber and wool industry, the course provides learners with theory and practical examples of circular design, regenerative agriculture and manufacturing processes with reduced environmental impacts within of the wool supply chain.

“This course explores key issues and questions related to sustainable development, legislation, the Collaborative Global Goals, and ways to measure and manage our impacts on people and the planet,” said Livia Firth, co-founder and creative director of Eco-Age. “As a global community, we have the opportunity to change the way we operate, to work responsibly within planetary boundaries, and to respect and protect people throughout global supply chains.”

The Woolmark Company has launched the first dedicated online sustainability training course on the Woolmark Learning Centre, providing free access to in-depth knowledge about wool, sustainability and circular design. The freely available course provides an introduction to concepts, frameworks and strategies to support restaurant businesses.

Throughout the course, learners will explore opportunities and solutions for creating products with a more positive legacy, and how designers and companies can help consumers reduce their environmental and social impacts. Industry leaders including Livia Firth, Clare Press, Charles Ross, Leanne Kemp, Dr. Stephen Wiedemann and Dr. Charles Massy provide exclusive insight into the challenges and opportunities of sustainability in the manufacturing industry. textile and fashion throughout the course, the company said in a press release.

“With 80% of a garment’s overall impact defined by the design phase, this course will provide designers and brands with access to information on how they can use wool to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. and align with sustainability commitments,” said Julie Davies, Managing Director of The Woolmark Company for Innovation in Treatment and Education Extension.

By taking this course, learners will gain a science-based understanding of sustainability and be introduced to knowledge and tools that will help build resilient businesses during this dynamic and complex time. Once learners complete the course, they will receive independent certification from Credly to include on their digital CV.

The Woolmark Learning Center is an online hub that hosts free, world-class wool education resources for learners at all levels, including those entering the global textile industry as well as those already in it.

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