Sustainability in the Textile and Clothing Industry

Analysis of textile sector from a sustainability point of view
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1hr 58min of on-demand video
English, Catalan

The impact of Textile & Clothing industry on sustainability
New processes, business models and technologies that can be used for improving the environmental impact of the T&C sector
The key principles of how to design for circular fashion
How to include consumers into sustainability effort and how to ensure transparency and transparent communication about sustainability


  • To attend this course there is no previous knowledge required.


The textile sector has a significant impact on the environment, from numerous points of view:

  • development of fast fashion with higher production of low-quality clothes;

  • textiles that become waste instead of being recycled;

  • pollutant production methods and technologies;

  • linear business models.

For this reason, the FACTIVE Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) aims to analyse the textile and clothing industry from a sustainability point of view, with a particular focus on the new processes, business models and technologies that can be used for an improvement of the environmental impact of the T&C sector.

The course is addressed mainly to actual or future product developers and R&D staff of companies. Indeed, these professional groups are designated as the most crucial target group for strategic training by companies that want to work on sustainability. However, sustainability requires an organisation-wide approach, and therefore, all professional categories can play a role in building a sustainable production process and must therefore receive the necessary training.

The course is divided into nine learning units, and foresees 2 hours of contents.

Each learning unit consists of:

  • Video lectures, each with a duration of 3-5 minutes, focusing on a specific aspect of the learning unit subject.

  • Quizzes, to reinforce your learning and to help you self-evaluate your level of knowledge
    of the learning unit contents.

  • Resources/materials: to provide you with further readings, relevant open educational resources, link to online websites, etc.

Who this course is for:

  • Fashion, Textile and Clothing actual or future product developer
  • Fashion, Textile and Clothing R&D staff
  • Fashion, Textile and Clothing students who want to improve their knowledge and skills in the field of sustainability


Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership
FACTIVE Partnership
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The course has been created and developed by the FACTIVE project consortium, that is composed by 9 partners, including some of the most innovative European HEIs, Associations and SMEs active in the T&C sector: CITEVE, Textile and Clothing Technological Center (PT), MODATEX, Centro de Fomaçao Professional da Industria Textil Vestuario Confeccçao e Lanificios (PT), STEP Institut, Institute for Occupational Psychology and Entrepreneurship (SI), IVOC&IREC, Insituut voor Vorming en Onderzoek in de Confectie – Institut pour la Recherche et l’Enseignement dans la Confection (BE), Link Campus University (IT), AEI Tèxtils (ES), CreThiDev (GR), CIAPE (IT); Institut de Terrassa (ES).

FACTIVE is a two-year Strategic Partnership, co-funded by European Commission under the Erasmus+ Program. To know more about the consortium visit our website or our social pages.

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