Duration 3 weeks
Weekly study 4 hours
Discover who made your clothes, share their stories, and influence global change
Do you ever think about where your clothes come from, who made them, how and at what cost? Created with Fashion Revolution, a global movement for transparency catalysed by the fatal Rana Plaza garment factory collapse in Bangladesh, this course lifts the lid on the global fashion industry. We will share with you a variety of simple techniques to find the answer yourself, and to use your findings to press the fashion industry to value people, the environment, creativity and profit in equal measure. It will encourage us to question what we, as active global citizens, can do to enable change.
What topics will you cover?
- Introduction to a variety of techniques to enable learners to understand who made their clothes
- Teach learners how to use this knowledge to influence the fashion industry so that it values people, the environment, creativity, and profit in equal measure
- Enable learners to gain knowledge and practical skills for thinking about our global economy and who makes our clothes
- Encourage learners to consider themselves as active global citizens who can enable change
- Provide tools with which learners can spread knowledge acquired in the course
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Who is the course for?
This course is aimed at anyone with an interest in fashion, trade, ethics and activism, including those involved in the Fashion Revolution movement. It is also suitable for teachers who want to enrich their school, further education, and higher education curricula.
We will draw together themes from Geography, Fashion and Textile, English Language, English as a Foreign Language, Historical Enquiry, Politics, Sociology, Art, Economics, Environmental Studies, Global Citizenship, Sustainable Development, Personal and Social Studies. It is possible to participate in the course using skills and knowledge acquired outside formal education. Key concepts will be explained in accessible and thought-provoking ways.
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