How Ethical Fashion Can Support Quality Education

Stephanie Steele Tuesday, 1 June 2021

This overview lesson looks at the key issues and targets within the Sustainable Development Goal 4: Quality Education, and addresses practical solutions that you as a fashion or creative business can include within your business model in order to support education.

We look at some case studies of fashion brands that have implemented strategies to provide support in terms of giving back to charities, achieve long-term stability through building training schemes.


In this lesson you will learn:

  • The key issues around quality education that have led to its place in the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)
  • How the UN SDG Goal 4: Quality Education relates to fashion businesses
  • The core takeaways from a range of brand case studies implementing initiatives that directly and indirectly address this SDG

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