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PRESIDENT'S AWARD FOR GLOBAL LEARNING - SWEDEN AND INDIA

 

Cotton Threads: Fabricating Ethical Production and Consumption in the Garment Industry

This program aims to help students learn about the production and consumption of ethical fashion through coursework, field visits, and independent research in three sites: Texas, Sweden, and India. The program team will partner with the company Nudie Jeans, headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden, working with their suppliers and academic collaborators in Bangalore, India. Program goals are to teach students how the company strives to: achieve ecological sustainability; instill social justice across production nodes in global commodity chains for growers, textile workers, and garment workers; and offer radical transparency to consumers on ethical production processes and profits.

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Sponsored by University-Wide

Academic Information

Awarded student teams will enroll in a 3-credit spring course to complete their project and a 1-credit fall reflection course. The course will be taught by the faculty team and leverage technology to include the international partner.

Faculty

Form a team with 2-4 undergraduate students from different majors. Identify a project that fits within the faculty program's theme. Choose from a list of project examples or propose your own. Submit application by November 1. Applications must be in PDF format and emailed to presidentsaward@utexas.edu by 5 pm on November 1.

Language(s) of Instruction

English

Eligibility

Service Learning/Internship

  • Service Learning - No
  • Internship - No

Housing

Housing will be arranged by the President's Award program. All students are required to stay in program housing.

Open To

Students from all colleges and schools

Program Cost

Travel costs for this program will be fully funded for awarded students.

Dates:

- Spring
  • Program: January 18, 2022 to January 1, 2023
  • Instructional: January 18, 2022 to January 1, 2023
  • Priority Deadline: November 1, 2021
  • Final Deadline: November 1, 2021

Application Code

350303

Additional Resources

Program Website

Next Step

Attend an information session or a virtual team match event on October 1. Application details are available on presidentsglobalaward.utexas.edu. Deadline to apply is November 1. Contact presidentsaward@austin.utexas.edu for more information.

Program information above is subject to change