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Fashion and a Circular Economy

Middle, Secondary

Description

This video talks about the importance of a circular economy and how people should consider shopping 'second hand' in order to help our environment. As the saying goes, one person’s trash is another person’s treasure! At thredUp, the worlds largest consignment online shopping site, they want people to understand that if we don’t want to fill up landfills with old clothes we have options. Consignment is an Earth-friendly way to buy pre-owned items and to put clothes we no longer love back out into the world.

Consignment shopping is not a new concept and is the way of the future!

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This video would be useful in the middle school classroom in order to highlight the environmental impact of our everyday choices. Learners will be able to implement age-appropriate actions that demonstrate responsibility as global citizens when looking at the sustainability goals like the 3 R’s. This resource also supports Science learning units that explore topics related to sustainability and environmental issues. 

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Themes Addressed

Citizenship (2)

  • Ecological Footprint
  • Sustainable Consumption

Economics (1)

  • Corporate Social Responsibility

Waste Management (2)

  • Cradle-to-Cradle
  • Rethink, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle