Make new friends in this 6-week course for sustainable fashion. Join fellow changemakers looking for expert guidance and accountability to reduce individual consumption, work on sustainable fashion businesses, or create meaningful policy change. Let's replace overwhelm with action together!
This cohort will run from April 6 - May 11.
And the sooner you join, the sooner you activate your lifetime access for our membership community.
Session 1 - Wednesday 4/6, 5-6pm PST
Session 2 - Monday 4/11, 9-10am PST*
Session 3 - Wednesday 4/14, 5-6pm PST
Session 4 - Wednesday 4/20, 5-6pm PST
Session 5 - Monday 4/25, 9-10am PST*
Session 6 - Wednesday 4/27, 5-6pm PST
Session 7 - Wednesday 5/4, 5-6pm PST
Session 8 - Monday 5/9, 9-10am PST*
Session 9 - Wednesday 5/11, 5-6pm PST
*expert office hours
Wondering if this is for you? We need you on this journey. Here are a few things we'll do together that can help you decide.
Meet experts and build confidence in knowing we're ready to act
Understand the basics of textile manufacturing, end-of-life, and waste water
Build sustainable habits while giving ourselves grace when we mess up
Practice effective communication to talk about social & climate justice
Make new friends & nerd out on the circular economy together
Navigate the overwhelm by practicing hope and community-building
Be open with each other about our joys and fears
Learn how to support textile workers through local action & policy change
Create long-lasting accountability structures to do our best work
A lot happens in 6 weeks when you have a supportive community behind you.
Learn from creatives, fashion experts, and environmental advocates on transforming yourself and the world around you!
For the first three weeks, you'll meet your new friends, learn how to shop your closet, understand your options when you're "done" with your clothes, and navigate the resale world.
During Week 4, we'll put our individual learnings into practice. Scientists have long said that the best thing you can do about climate change is talk about it -- so let's practice that together!
Over the last two weeks of the workshop, you'll apply the skills you've learned so far, leveraging your individual power to change a system or organization of your choice.
This 6-week course opens the door to an endless supply of joyful community, expert connections, and accountability. If you're feeling a little stuck or overwhelmed by all the work there is to do within the climate movement, start here!
With an intentionally curated group of up to 36 classmates, you'll spend 1-2 hours each week learning key concepts from experts, practicing skills together, and working with your new friends for peer mentorship and accountability.
You get lifetime access to the online Soapbox Project membership community, which includes a 50% discount on all upcoming courses, free biweekly fireside chats, in-person action opportunities, and connections with past cohort members.
You'll get detailed worksheets with key concepts and prompts to turn your knowledge into action. Our lessons will be very interactive and you won't have "homework", so these worksheets are YOURS to take home and use as you wish. I find them useful as tools for deeper reflection and momentum-building.
Every other week, we'll host a special office hours-style session with a different sustainability expert. This is the place for you to ask any questions you weren't able to on the live sessions and/or get to know speakers more personally!
We see you as a whole human. In addition to the standard impact-y stuff, in our membership community, we seek out mental health sessions, create partnerships with recruiters, share meme threads, and so much more. This is a place where you get to be yourself and make friends with people who care about the same things you do. (That's a pic of me and another Soapbox member in the process of becoming best friends and making spring rolls with edible flowers!)
Hi everyone! I'm so excited to curate a "staff" of experts, fashionistas, content creators, and academics to guide you through this course.
My specialty is connecting the dots and simplifying the fight against climate change so that it's FUN and approachable. When I first shared Soapbox with the world, I was profiled in this New York Times article for my take on bite-sized, truly sustainable action. Since then, I've helped 5,000+ people around the world make a difference on issues that matter to them!
Now, I'm bringing this energy to you in the form of a lil course! Here's a sample of our teachers; more will be added as we get closer to the date.
Head of Sales, Ibex Outdoor Clothing
Jordan KNOWS IT ALL! He's spent the past year at Ibex phasing out plastics from their supply chain. He'll share with us an overview of textiles, certifications, plastics, and garment maintenance. He has a framework to understand clothing production, transportation, packaging, and end of life, and he's here to tell us about it!
Creator @msbeltempo & slow fashion expert
Alyssa helps her online audience of 170,000+ humans level up their style and reduce their consumption.
She offers "shop your closet" sessions to combine personal styling with loving what you already have!
UCLA sustainability researcher & lifecycle assessment teacher
Before joining UCLA, Viraj spent two years at Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations in the energy & climate team working on sustainability policies including technology transfer, embodied jobs in renewable energy sector, climate financing and waste management.
Supply chain expert & sustainability professor
Sabrina has operational and relationship building experience within product lifecycle, supply chain, and packaging.
She'll be leading us through our climate stories and maybe even a fun game of sustainable fashion Jeopardy?!
Founder, StyleCrush & leader in co-op models
Jennifer is the expert on how to start an online platform co.op. She helps consumers tackle their individual habits and assists entrepreneurs in thinking through how their businesses can transition to more sustainable business models.
Owner, Peace & Tidy & Certified KonMari Consultant
Megan runs a business to help people cope with the overwhelming nature of consumption. She will teach us the KonMari method for clothing, change our relationship with our stuff, and give us next steps with our clothes!
This isn't the program for everyone, and you can filter based on your motivations. If you're still not sure, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org!
You need an easy path to a more sustainable wardrobe
You want to level up your style
You're trying to reduce your consumption
You want to supercharge your sustainability career
You're struggling with accountability
You need feedback on a business or idea you're working on
You're looking to build a powerful community
You're eager to take action
You're trying to just promote your brand
You are looking for a self-paced course
You only care about individual action
You believe individuals have no responsibility
You're running a multi-level-marketing brand
You don't want to participate and meet others
Communities & Groups
Inspiration & Jobs
Don't take my word for it - hear from your new friends!
Click through to get your questions answered. If you don't see it here, email us at email@example.com!
Each cohort is limited to 36 students, and the pricing for April 2022's course is:
1. $150 till 2/18
2. $250 till 3/18
3. $350 till 3/27
Registration closes on March 27, 2022.
Pro tip: Get your employer to cover the costs if they offer a learning/professional development budget.
Once you submit your (very short) sign-up form, you'll be notified within 48 hours if your registration has been approved! We'll send you the payment link as well as a link to my (me = Nivi) calendar for an invitation to a 1:1 intro chat. This is optional, but I find it's helpful to have a friendly face going into any new commitment!
Formally - NONE!! The ONLY pre-requisite for this cohort is that (as Michelle Kim said in The Wake Up), you have an earnest desire to change yourself and engage in this topic with honesty and accountability. If you commit to approaching this program with curiosity, prioritizing good impacts vs. good intentions, and focusing disagreements on systems vs. individual humans, this is for you. Even if you know nothing about fast fashion and you can't recite a single statistic about climate change, if you meet this pre-requisite, you are experienced enough.
It's absolutely free for you if you're a Founding Member! We could not have gotten here without your support.
If you don't have an employer or company budget that you can spend on this program, we are committed to finding you options. In the registration form, we'll ask you if you require a needs-based sponsorship from Soapbox Project. In our 15-minute chat, we can talk about what that looks like and alternative ways you can contribute.