Bengaluru| Amsterdam| Helsinki

The Fashion Experience takes participants on a 16 day journey to Bengaluru, Amsterdam and Helsinki. This immersive experience allows participants to get an understanding of how a fashion business works, from concept to design to marketing and communication. And how today’s fashion businesses are adopting sustainable measures in the whole journey.

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Image on top © Helsinki Fashion Week







What Is The Fashion Experience?

The Fashion Experience is a curated 16 day journey for up to 10 participants across Bengaluru, Amsterdam and Helsinki.

The aim of this course is to provide learning about sustainability, various ways of incorporating elements of sustainability in fashion, building a great portfolio, creating a collection and learning the business of (sustainable) fashion. The course will be a combination of carefully picked workshops, industry visits, talks and local site visits, while also giving participants an opportunity to work on a group project aimed at building team work, leadership skills and individual abilities under the guidance of industry experts.


In the 16 days, participants will get to work on their own projects in sync with their work, or their subjects in college. These projects will be relevant for the Indian industry, with inspiration taken from interactions with people met and places visited during this Experience.


Morning arrival in Barcelona, Spain.

Orientation on the structure of the tour visits and project. Finalisation of teams, and the participants’ individual roles and responsibilities within the team will be defined.

Topic of Discussion: Understanding Barcelona’s Historic Layer.

Places to visit: Gothic Quarter, Carrer de Montcada & La Rambla, Santa Caterina Market, Palau de la Música Catalana, Old Hospital de la Santa Creu.

Topics of discussion: Catalan Modernism, Art Nouveau architecture.

Places to visit: Casa Sayrach, Casa Enric Llorens, Mas de Miquel, Frederic Vallet, Casa Batllo, Casa Mila, Sagrada Familia, Mercat Fira de Bellcaire Els Encants, La Barceloneta.

Topics of discussion: Contemporary architecture, Barcelona city grid design.

Places to visit: El Pabellón de Barcelona (Mies van der Rohe), Caixa Forum, Agbar Tower & Design Museum of Barcelona – Jean Nouvel, Spiraling tower by Zaha Hadid (under construction), Bunkers del Carmel..

Topic of discussionMarketing and communication of sustainable brands, curating for a niche market.

Places to visitIkkivi

Topic of discussion: Branding, marketing and creative strategies, social media and digital marketing.

Activities: Talk by a branding expert and an influencer.


Early morning arrival in Amsterdam.

Orientation on the structure of the tour visits and project.

Topic of discussionLife cycle of a piece of clothing, past, present and future of sustainable fashion.

Places to visitFashion for Good.

Topic of discussionFashion for Good’s accelerator and scaling program, new innovations, and business strategy.

Places to visit: Fashion for Good

Topic of discussionCreating textiles out of fungi, algae, scaling and creating sustainable products for daily use out of agriculture residue.

Places to visit: MYCOTEX, Alga Life, Green Whisper.

Topic of discussionFair trade and in-house production on an international level, drawing inspiration from art.

Places to visit: Studio Jux, Van Gogh Museum.

Topic of discussionUsage of cruelty free leather and fair trade in manufacturing of bags, how to curate sustainable brands and run a successful business.

Places to visitO My Bag, Nukuhiva Amsterdam.

Activities: Tour of the city. Creation of marketing campaign assets.

Places to visit: City of Amsterdam, possible talk by SAC Amsterdam, C&A Foundation and C2CPII.


Early morning arrival in Helsinki.

Orientation on the structure of the tour visits and project.

Topic of discussionEthically sourced eco-friendly fabrics, sustainable e-commerce for accessories and organic cosmetics.

Places to visitVietto, Globe Hope.

Topic of discussion: Introduction to re-looping technology, circular fashion and how a sustainable community functions.

Places to visit: Re-looping fashion initiative, Eco-Community/Village.

ActivitiesPreview of backstage activity, watch the event, panel discussion, interaction with designers. Volunteering opportunities at the fashion week

Places to visit: Helsinki Fashion Week.

Topic of discussion: Usage of textile waste to create new clothing, reusable packaging and reduction in the amount of waste generated.

Places to visitPure Waste, Re-Pack.

Topic of discussionInnovations in new cellulose based textiles, uplifting communities in need and creating a trust worthy brand that customers can relate to.

Places to visitAalto University, Store of Hope, PAPU.

Late night departure to Bengaluru

Upcoming batches

July 6-21, 2019

How Much Does It Cost?

INR 250,000

The prices are ex-India. To know more on the pricing from your country, please reach out to us through the contact form at the bottom of this page.

What does the cost include?

Domain Expert Guidance

Course Material





local & airport transfers



Our 2019 Partners


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Tanmayi Reddy

Taia by Tanmayi Reddy

Curator & Tour leader - The Fashion Experience

Sustainable Development Goals

All our Experiences are aimed at implementing and solving the 17 Sustainable Development Goals set by the UN. Goal no. 17, Partnerships for the Goals, is key to our Experiences, since we work with a global team of experts to be able to add value to the learning of the participants. The Fashion Experience focuses on 4 of the Goals primarily –

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Goal 8: Sustained economic growth, higher levels of productivity and technological innovation

– Take immediate and effective measures to eradicate forced labour, end modern slavery and human trafficking and secure the prohibition and elimination of the worst forms of child labour, including recruitment and use of child soldiers, and by 2025 end child labour in all its forms.

– Protect labour rights and promote safe and secure working environement for all workers, including migrants workers, in particular women migrants, and those in precarious employment.

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Goal 9: Build resilient infrastructure, promote sustainable industrialization and foster innovation​

– Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and transborder infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being.

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Goal 12: Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

– By 2030, achieve the sustainable management and efficient use of natural resources.

– Support developing countries to strengthen their scientific and technological capacity to move towards more sustainable patterns of consumption and production.

– By 2030, substantially reduce waste generation by prevention, reduction, recycling and reuse.

– Encourage companies to adopt sustainable practices and to adopt sustainable practices and to include sustainability information into their reporting cycle.

Goal 14: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources

– By 2025, prevent and significantly reduce marine pollution of all kinds, in particular from land-based activities, including marine debris and nutrient pollution.


–  Students and fresh graduates from architecture colleges and related fields

–  Young professionals from architecture, design and related fields who want to explore Tropical Modernism in Sri Lanka

Yes! The Experience takes place in Sri Lanka to explore the theme of Tropical Modernism. The projects covered in this Experience include some of Geoffrey Bawa’s most famous works and that of next generation architects that have carried his design philosophy forward.

Yes! This Experience will take up to 20 participants. These participants will be split into smaller teams to execute projects which are designed to give added value to their ongoing projects (school or live)

‘The Architecture Experience’ is designed with the intent of enhancing architectural understanding. To this end, a short project is included as part of the experience. The idea of the project is to refine an existing project with the ideologies of Tropical Modernism. The outcome of this project, the concept proposal will then be evaluated by the panel of industry experts.

This Experience will focus on observing and learning about the importance of site sensitivity, different architectural techniques – active and passive, importance of material selection and other aspects vital to sustainable architecture, which are important tenets of contemporary and new age architecture, be it urban or non urban.

Yes! From a logistics point of view, this price includes the cost of accommodation, flights, visas, breakfast and dinner, local and airport transfers, and entry fees where applicable.

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