Sustainable development is an important issue in the global fashion industry. As the largest
clothing consumer and producer in the world, China has an unmistakable responsibility to
promote the sustainable development of fashion industry. Due to a shift in Chinese
consumers, the younger generation of consumers pays more attention to brand environmental protection and social responsibility, but the sustainable development process of the Chinese fashion industry is still relatively slow and there are some obstacles. The reason lies in the lack of sustainable fashion education, so for this study researchers conducted questionnaires and interviews with educators, students, and designers of some fashion universities in China. Taking colleges and universities as units, this paper probes the present situation of sustainable fashion education in China from cognition to existing problems and development trends and puts forward some measures and ideas for educators and students to practice sustainable fashion development. And this study combined with the regional development of China’s clothing industry imbalance, industrial clusters prominent characteristics of regional research, to explore the future of education to promote the sustainable development of a regional clothing industry.