More than ever, brands need sustainability experts in every position - will you be ready for the call?

The sustainable development goals, 1.5 degrees pathway, regenerative agriculture, circularity, externalities...let's get you ready for the new economy.

What You Get

  • 12 - Pre-Recorded Lectures

    Take in the lectures at your pace. Each one is between 45-70 minutes long and will always come with recommended supplemental readings/learnings. See the What to Expect video for a free sample.

  • Monthly Group Meetup Access

    Enrollment includes access to a monthly 1.5 hr group meetup with Derek. Use this time to discuss the lectures, get questions answered, hear industry insights, get advice, chat with fellow students, and more.

  • New Ideas, Additional Insights

    Whether you're looking for new readings, new topics, new insights, new innovations, new organizations, or additional perspective from a professional who's been in the space for years, this is the class for you.

Test Drive: Try the First Two Lectures for $99

These are the first 2 of 12 lectures needed to get through TUS100 ($849 for balance of courses when you're ready)

Taught by Derek Sabori - College-Level Sustainability Instructor & Brand Consultant

After taking this online course, you’ll be able to:

  • Understand the sustainability language that’s used in professional, academic, and social articles

  • Help contribute to your company’s sustainability program (or help build one)

  • Better critique the sustainability claims of brands that are marketing to you

  • Make more conscious purchasing decisions (personally & professionally)

  • Confidently enter the modern, conscious economy and/or classroom

Why This Course?

  • Learn at Home

    Access your lessons at your pace, wherever you have wi-fi and join the monthly meetups virtually from the comfort of your home office, your living room couch, or wherever else you want!

  • The Next Economic Wave Will Be Different

    Sustainability is about people, the planet, future generations, efficiency, justice, regeneration, rethinking, equity, ethics, and more. All things that are at top of mind more than ever before. Let's get you up to speed.

  • Boost Your Career

    You and I both know Sustainability and Responsibility in business and branding is the future. Make sure your resume - and your knowledge base - shows that you are ready to contribute to it. When you're done, your grasps of the topics will allow for informed conversations and fresh contributions to wherever is lucky enough to have you.

  • Sustainable Fashion Advancement

    This course is required before you can take my 2nd and 3rd courses to achieve a certificate of completion for The Underswell Learning Series - Sustainable Fashion. These are the foundational principles you should have before diving deeper into sustainability learning.

About Your Instructor

Lead Instructor

Derek Sabori

My passion and expertise lie at the intersection where environmental & social sustainability, brands, products, and education collide; especially, apparel and lifestyle goods. I’ve been in the space now for more than 20 years. I cut my chops working in the Design Department at the brand Volcom, and ultimately turned my Merchandising Director position into a VP of Global Sustainability role. I worked under Kering’s sustainability team’s guidance for five years, and have co-founded and built my own Certified B Corp, Kozm; a brand built mindfully, for mindfulness. Most recently, I developed and teach three different Sustainable Fashion courses at Orange Coast College; it’s become a first of its kind certificate program. Whether you’re working for a brand, a service provider, are a student, a professional, or a conscious consumer looking for advice and guidance, these courses will help you. I'm sure of it.

Pricing Options

Full course value: $948. Save $73 when you buy now and split into two payments. Save $98 when when you buy now with one payment. Best Deal? Buy Course 1 and 2 together for $1,650; monthly installments available (Course 02 full price: $948).

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FAQ

  • When are the monthly meetups?

    As our classroom sizes grow they'll evolve, but for now, there will likely be a PST 6:00pm evening option and/or a PST 12 noon lunchtime option, first Thursday of the month. Meeting times to be confirmed before Aug 30th, 2020.

  • What if I have a schedule conflict?

    Your membership is good for 6 meetups in the span of 8 months. This will allow you to miss up to two classes and still make the most of the offer.

  • Is there a guarantee or can I get a refund if I'm not satisfied?

    Unfortunately, no...BUT! If you're unsure of my approach, or my teaching style, or not confident in my delivery methods, I would encourage you to take a Test Run first (try the first two videos for a low entry rate of $99). Also, check out the What to Expect video I've prepared. It's a 17 minute preview of what's in each course, why me, how I teach, etc. You'll get a good idea of how I roll :)

  • Have a specific question I haven't answered here?

    Shoot me a note at moreinfo@theunderswell.com and let's start a chat to clear any questions up.