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Can VR be a tool in teaching sustainability practices in fashion education?

Updated : October 2020

Stakeholders

  • Textile education professionals
  • Textile industry sustainability professionals
The last few years in the fashion industry has inspired an army of consumers to ask brands for greater transparency and better lives for those who toil in the fashion supply chain. The article explores the use of Virtual Reality (VR) in fashion education. While VR has been used by brands like Burberry and Balmain, it has been used mainly to convey the story behind the collection’s inspiration. The article examines how VR in fashion education can promote empathy and in that manner, facilitate tools and techniques that aid the fashion student in designing sustainable garments and supply chain processes. In the context of fashion education for sustainability, VR-based modules can allow for immersive experiences across the fashion value chain, creating a long-lasting impact for viewers. The technology, especially in fashion education, allows students to see the process up, close and personal facilitating interaction between the farmers or raw material innovators and students. VR can offer an opportunity to understand people across geographic, economic, and cultural backgrounds better.

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Topics

Virtual reality in fashion education

VR enabling stakeholder interactions across fashion value chain

VR promoting sustainability and empathy for fashion students

Immersive experiences across fashion value chain

VR in fashion education for sustainability

Tool to promote sustainability-driven initiatives in fashion

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Geography
| Global
Year

2018

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