In this interdisciplinary learning project, a total of 75 students helped Folklore move to the next stage in its growth across Canada.
This third collaborative, international online project on sustainable fashion with Nottingham University dealt with the topic of “Charting a New Path for Sustainable Fashion: How Folklore's Indian Fusion Wear Impacts Canada's Fashion Scene”. The project followed the success of the Summer 2021 COIL project and focused on the sustainable fusion fashion brand, Folklore, and the journey of its founder and Humber Fashion alumna, Sana Sapra.
The project was made possible by the joint efforts of Amy John and Liz Bolt from NTU and Vladimira Steffek and Rossie Kadiyska from Humber College with the support of Cam-Ly Nguyen as a research assistant.
In this interdisciplinary learning project, a total of seventy-five (75) students from Humber’s Fashion Management postgraduate program and three programs from Nottingham Trent University (Fashion Communications, International Business, and Luxury Fashion Management) put their heads together on coming up with creative and innovative solutions to help Folklore move to the next stage in its growth across Canada. Students used holistic system design thinking as their tool for spurring creativity. Within 6 weeks of course work, students were able to investigate and analyze Folklore's unique low-waste business model of making new garments from pre-consumer waste. They charted creative solutions for this local fusion fashion brand to expand to Canada’s fashion scene, while being good stewards of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): Goal 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth, Goal 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities, and Goal 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production.
Fashion Management Postgraduate Alumni, Sana Sapra