Sustainable Fashion in Amsterdam

Study Fashion and Sustainability in Amsterdam

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Explore how to make a difference in the fashion industry on this journey into the ecologically-friendly fashion world. Join like-minded fashionistas who believe in slow, sustainable fashion and are working to change the industry standard. While you’re there, volunteer an afternoon of your time with an NGO fighting for a sustainable future.

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Sojourn – Gain a better understanding of the community you’re visiting. Learn about different religions or spiritual practices. How do these impact the communities? How does religion or spirituality influence local traditions?

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Savor – Will you choose sweet or savory? Take the time to visit local markets and discover unique local ingredients. Learn how to prepare traditional meals & local favorites.

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Tip of the Tongue – Each morning, take the time to learn a few basic greetings and phrases in the local language. Learn how to write greetings & your name in the local script.

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A Wrinkle in Time – History influences our present. Discover the history of the country you visit. Hear the stories of your guides & their family history. Where do they come from?

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Journal Journeys – Take some time to reflect on the day’s events and document your journey. Spend a moment journaling about the day had & day ahead. These are memories for a lifetime!

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Culture – From local dances, festivals, or simple gestures to communicate – all of these make up a country’s culture. Learn and practice cultural norms & how to show respect in the culture you visit.

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Itinerary

Arrive in beautiful Amsterdam, the “Venice of the North.” After checking in to your centrally-located hotel, explore the neighborhood. 

Join like-minded, environmentally-conscious fashion students for dinner. Your group leader will review your journey on this sustainable educational trip.

The Fashion for Good Experience is where you need to begin this sustainable fashion journey. Your Fashion for Good docent will guide you through the interactive museum where you will discover how your clothes were made and how you can proactively make positive changes in your wardrobe and beyond.

Enjoy a group lunch with your fellow fashionistas and your afternoon innovator, who will highlight traditional textile science and alternative textile creation methods using techniques like polymer spinning.

Explore the canals of Amsterdam while munching on a casual dinner. A canal cruise is perfect for seeing Amsterdam at her best.

Back at Fashion for Good today, you will have two educational sessions. In the morning, you will participate in ongoing projects like developing new equipment or exploring project incubation. 

After lunch, spend time with the Research and Development team where you will learn about the testing process to determine the fabric longevity. Take part in the fabric destruction process – testing the durability of the manufactured fabrics.

A local tour guide will meet you after breakfast for a morning bike tour around Amsterdam. Bikes are an important transportation method here, so the city is very bike-friendly. Visit the highlights of Amsterdam, including Anne Frank’s House, Prinsen Island, Botanical Gardens, Old Church, Canal Belt, Jordaan District and more.

Dappermarkt is the place to be for a lively and exotic lunch. The neighborhood is an eclectic mix of nationalities and cuisine where you can experience new foods, shop for interesting clothing and people-watch. Dappermarkt is a feast for the senses.

Project Cece is a sustainable fashion startup offering an online platform that collects items from sustainable clothing brands. The Project Cece platform allows shoppers to view the largest selection of sustainable and fair trade online fashion, highlighting over 500 brands. Your tour will take you to the merchandising side of the fashion trade. You will explore the start-up’s process for evaluating sustainable fashion. 

After a busy day working in the fashion market, enjoy a guided walking tour. Discover the nooks and crannies of Amsterdam’s foodie culture while your guide entertains you with stories of Amsterdam’s past local citizens.

Amsterdam is home to over 100 fashion houses. Tour several today where you will view the houses’ sustainable methods and how they market their eco-friendly goods.

Join a canal boat ride where you get to pilot the boat! Tour the city with a buddy as you paddle the canals exploring Amsterdam.

Amsterdam awaits you today. Your options are plentiful: you can wander the canals, shop in the fashion district, tour the perfect photo spots for Instagram perfection and much more before heading to the airport for your flight home.

Spend your week exploring Fashion for Good and the Cece Project, where sustainable fashion is the goal. Discover the cutting edge path for the fashion industry on this sustainable educational trip into ecologically-friendly fashion.

Value

3-6 Day
Group Trips

  • Airfare
  • Transportation
  • 2.5 - 3-Star Accommodations
  • Daily Activities & Excursions
  • 2 Meals Per Day
  • Tours & Entrance Fees
  • Daytime & Self-Guided Tour Director
  • 1 Impact Project

Classic

7-12 Day
Group Trips

  • Airfare
  • Transportation
  • 2.5 - 3-Star Accommodations
  • Daily Activities & Excursions
  • 2 Meals Per Day
  • Tours & Entrance Fees
  • Daytime Guided Tour Director
  • Up to 2 Impact Projects

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7-14 Day
Group Trips

  • Airfare
  • Transportation
  • 3.5 - 4-Star Accommodations
  • Daily Activities & Excursions
  • 2 Meals Per Day
  • Tours & Entrance Fees
  • 24/7 Guided Tour Director
  • Up to 3 Impact Projects
  • Final Night Celebration Dinner

Interested in adding or modifying activities? No problem! All Worldwide Navigator itineraries can be customized to your liking!

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