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Exploring Clothes

What is Fast Fashion and Why is it a Problem?

Secondary, Middle


Exploring Clothes allows the students to explore the concept of fast fashion by thinking and reflecting through questions and hands-on activities. 

Students will:

  • reflect about their thoughts on fashion through a mapping activity
  • write down their thoughts about fashion and how it makes them feel
  • watch an interactive story, The Story of Your T-shirt, and explore what their clothing is made of and where it comes from
  •  invited to participate in a fashion detox where they do not  buy clothing for 10 weeks and to reflect on this process through a private forum on the Fashion Detox website. 

Additional information to support the inquiry is included, such as ideas for action and suggestions to deepen the investigation.


General Assessment

Recommendation of how and where to use it

The resource may be used in those units of study that explore sustainable production and consumption. The inquiry helps students develop an awareness of the fashion industry's impacts and help students develop their own strategies for sustaining good consumerism habits.

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Themes Addressed

  • Citizenship (1)

    • Sustainable Consumption
  • Waste Management (1)

    • Rethink, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle