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Writing a Fashion Sustainability Strategy

$ 1,200.00


26 May




16 hrs


16 hrs

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Dr Clara Vuletich

Dr Clara Vuletich
Consultant, Educator, Coach

Clara is a consultant, educator and coach who has worked in the sustainable fashion space for over 18 years, working with brands, government and fashion industry professionals in the UK and Europe. She currently works with the Australian fashion industry and other stakeholders, offering strategic advice, training and coaching through her business, Future Fashion Agency.

Clara began her career in academia as part of an all-female team who developed the world’s first sustainable design guide for fashion & textile designers, with design teams at global brands such as Nike and H&M. She founded a sustainability and circular economy consultancy, working with Australia’s first wave of sustainable fashion pioneers, and has written and delivered Australia’s first professional development training course on Sustainable Fashion for Industry (Sustainable Fashion Masterclass 2018-2021).

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The fashion industry is under ever-increasing scrutiny to transition toward sustainability to address environmental and human rights’ injustices present in traditional business models. This course, created by the Centre of Excellence in Sustainable Fashion + Textiles in partnership with TAFE NSW, is for industry professionals who wish to drive meaningful and actionable impact in their business. The program will provide you with the knowledge and skills to identify and analyse sustainability issues within your organisation and to develop a foundational strategy and roadmap.

About this course

Sustainability and ESG (environmental, social and governance) strategies are now essential for every fashion business and yet, the complexity of the issues and lack of strategic direction challenges many businesses in terms of what to do or where to begin. This course will provide you with the knowledge and tools to develop a sustainability strategy that aligns with your business and with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.

Developed by renowned sustainable fashion industry consultant and educator, Dr Clara Vuletich, this course will equip you with the skills to assess, develop and measure sustainability outcomes within your organisation. Aligning with Australian Fashion Trademark requirements, the course will also examine global best-practice case studies. By the conclusion of the course, you should have developed a sustainability strategy draft for your organisation.

This course follows on from the Centre of Excellence’s foundational short course, Intro to Fashion & Sustainability, launched in 2023. Alumni are currently enjoying industry sustainability management roles for such organisations as MJ Bale, CUE and ModiBodi, while others are designers with their own labels, such as Eupheme.

Key benefits of this course

This highly interactive, workshop-oriented course will help you to:

  • Understand key sustainability issues for fashion
  • Identify the sustainability issues most relevant to your business
  • Design realistic sustainability goals and targets
  • Commence change management within your business as it relates to your sustainability goals
  • Present your sustainability strategy with confidence
  • Align your strategy with the requirements of the Australian Fashion Trademark.


Full price: $1,200 (GST-free)*

*Price subject to change. Please check price at time of purchase. 

Discounts are available for this course. For further details and to verify if you qualify, please check the Discounts section under Additional course information.

Enrolment conditions

Course purchase is subject to UTS Open Terms and Conditions. 

COVID-19 response 

UTS complies with latest Government health advice. Delivery of all courses complies with the UTS response to COVID-19.

Additional course information

Course outline

Throughout the 4-week course, you will be guided through the process of developing a sustainability strategy that aligns specifically with your business or brand.

Online materials will comprise learning resources and case studies, whilst the interactive workshop webinars will support you to develop elements of your sustainability strategy based on expert guidance and industry best-practice.

Your completion of a weekly, interactive form will be consolidated at the end of the 4 weeks, for your immediate use and/or socialisation within your business.

During the final week of the course, you will have the opportunity to present your strategy to peers for feedback.  

Course learning objectives

By the end of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Understand the business impacts of sustainability in the fashion industry including ESG, circular economy and biodiversity practices
  • Articulate the business case for sustainability in the fashion industry and the barriers and opportunities for business transformation
  • Conduct an assessment of their business across key impact areas in strategy, operations, product and supply chain
  • Develop an outline for a sustainability strategy with practical steps for implementing the strategy over a 3-year period
  • Understand how to embed the sustainability strategy into business through communications, stakeholder engagement and influence for change internally.  



To complete this online course, you will need a personal computer with adequate internet access and sufficient software and bandwidth to support web conferencing. You will also require an operating system with a web browser compatible with Canvas, Zoom and Microsoft Teams.  


Discounts are available for this course as follows: 

  • 10% discount for UTS staff
  • 10% discount for UTS alumni/students 
  • 10% discount for TAFE staff, students and alumni
  • 15% discount for Australian Fashion Council (AFC) members
  • 15% discount for Australian Retirement Trust members
  • 15% discount for group enrolments of 3 or more from the same organisation.

Discounts cannot be combined and only one discount can be applied per person per course session. Discounts can only be applied to the full price. Discounts cannot be applied to any offered special price. 

How to obtain your discount code (group enrolments)

  • Please contact the team at with details of group enrolments, to obtain your discount voucher code. 

How to obtain your discount code (TAFE & AFC members)

  • Please contact the team at with details of your TAFE staff or student ID or AFC membership to obtain your discount voucher code. 

How to enrol and obtain your UTS staff discount (UTS staff)

How to apply your discount code 

  • If you are eligible for a UTS alumni or student discount, please ensure you have provided your UTS student number in your UTS Open Profile (under “A bit about you”). If you are an alumni and have forgotten your UTS student number, email with your full name, UTS degree and year of commencement.  
  • Add this course to your cart 
  • Click on "View Cart" (blue shopping trolley at top right of screen). You will need to sign in or sign up to UTS Open 
  • Enter your eligible code beneath the “Have a code?” prompt and click on the blue "Apply" button 
  • Verify your discount code has been successfully applied before clicking on the blue "Checkout" button. 

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Who is this course for?

This course has been designed for business owners or those working in small to medium-sized fashion business who need to create a viable sustainability strategy, including:

  • Executives and business owners looking for new business models that will create a competitive advantage in a generating a sustainable work practice
  • Mid-senior managers wanting to achieve innovative solutions to problems in the operations of sustainable business, enabling them to advance their career and lead an organisation in change
  • Consultants looking to provide the fashion industry with sustainable solutions to business operations at every level
  • Business owners seeking to achieve an Australian Fashion trademark, which requires the submission of a transparent environmental impact strategy
  • Fashion designers
  • Sourcing/supply chain specialists
  • Fashion business owners
  • Sustainability managers
  • Fashion marketing managers
  • Production managers.

This course would also be a logical progression for those who have completed the Intro to Fashion & Sustainability short course with UTS.  

Book a session

Sun 26 May 2024-
Sun 23 Jun 2024
Expert: Dr Clara Vuletich
  • Online via Zoom. Click on the underlined sessions and hours total link below to reveal specific session details.
  • Online
  • 4 sessions, 8 hours total

Pre-course work is required ahead of each live workshop session – please follow instructions in the Canvas course and Canvas announcements. Enrolments close on Sunday 2 June 2024, 5.00pm (AEST), or when all places have been filled, whichever occurs first.

Acknowledgement of Country

UTS acknowledges the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation, the Boorooberongal people of the Dharug Nation, the Bidiagal people and the Gamaygal people, upon whose ancestral lands our university stands. We would also like to pay respect to the Elders both past and present, acknowledging them as the traditional custodians of knowledge for these lands.