CAS Sustainability Management in Textiles
10 febbraio 2021
Following the success of the previous editions, registration is now open for the CAS in Sustainability Management in Textiles, which is jointly developed by SUPSI and the Swiss Textile Fashion Institute (STF) based in Zurich and supported by both Ticinomoda and Chamber of Commerce (Ticino).
The course is addressed at managers and professionals working in the fashion and textile industry who want to deepen their knowledge of sustainability.


Two internationally recognized continuing education courses with the same contents: one CAS takes place as an online version in English, the other with face-to-face lessons in German.

Graduates in this course will learn methods, models and mindsets for sustainable business practices in the textile and apparel industry. After an introduction relating to the principles of sustainability, the following topics will be treated: global challenges, climate change,fashion/clothing's impact on it, sustainability as a multilateral solution concept, the shared economy issue and corporate responsibility.

Students develop a sustainability strategy for companies in the textile sector, design the roadmap for it and implement everything operationally. Furthermore, the topics of life cycle assessment as well as the theory of ecosystem services are taught, and an environmental and climate strategy is derived from them.

The CAS foresees the participation of lecturers from partner institutes and private companies bringing their professional experience and givinf the lessons a practical framework.


  •  Concepts and principles of sustainability (introduction to the topic of sustainability, normative & strategic management of sustainability for the textile sector, concepts of circular economy)
  • Social responsibility, human rights, environmental management initiatives and standards in the value chain (social responsibility in the textile sector, environemental management and life cycle assessment, supply chain)
  • Biodiversity, sustainable raw materials and products (Fibers and fabrics, chemistry for textiles and leather, biodiversity & animal welfare)
  • Best practice, marketing and future scenarios (Marketing and labelling of sustainable textiles, communication, sustainable innovations)