Chair, School of Fashion and Jewellery, George Brown College
George Brown College’s School of Fashion and Jewellery equips students with essential knowledge and skills to excel in the Canadian fashion industry.
The School of Fashion and Jewellery at George Brown College (GBC), located in the heart of Canada’s fashion capital, has programs covering fashion and jewellery design, business and management, technology, marketing, merchandising, manufacturing, and more. “Our programs give students the hands-on practice needed to develop and understand the ever-evolving fashion industry,” says Rosa Fracassa, Associate Dean of the School of Fashion and Jewellery. Not only does GBC’s School of Fashion and Jewellery prepare students for exciting careers in the fashion industry, it also equips them with the knowledge needed to thrive in today’s social climate by insightfully integrating sustainability and intersectionality into its programming.
Embracing sustainability and globalization
The School of Fashion and Jewellery empowers students to take part in a transformative approach toward fashion. “Our curriculum delves into sustainable practices, waste reduction, and innovative solutions for handling textile and garment waste,” says Fracassa. “By instilling these principles, we equip our students with the knowledge and skills needed to contribute to a more environmentally conscious and sustainable future.” Students have the opportunity to participate in collaborative charettes encourage transformative and innovative solutions to industry challenges. They are exposed and immersed in real-world challenges where they interact with industry leaders and speakers through various campus events.
We equip our students with the knowledge and skills needed to contribute to a more environmentally conscious and sustainable future.
Both the fashion and jewellery industries play a role in the global market and economy, and GBC’s School of Fashion and Jewellery recognizes this. “To thrive in them, we need to pay attention to what’s happening worldwide with trends, the economy, international business, and exports and imports,” says Fracassa. “I think it’s crucial to keep up with the knowledge of the global economy as it will allow us to navigate the complex business landscapes effectively.”
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