10 Tips for Helping End Child Labor
by Marsha Rakestraw First posted June 10, 2010. Updated June 1, 2017. “The change starts within each one of us,…
How Big Is Your Clothing Footprint?
Books
by Paul Mason Cavendish Square Publishing, 2009. Grades 3-8 How Big Is Your Clothing Footprint? highlights some of the impacts…
¿En Qué Parte del Mundo?
Spanish Activities/Lesson Plans
Los estudiantes van de compras en búsqueda de camisetas para identificar la relación entre lo que visten y bajo qué…
Ethical Clothing
Global Issues Guides
Finding clothes that don’t cause harm to people, animals, or the earth is challenging. Use these resources to help you…
¿Quién Hizo Mi Ropa?
Spanish Activities/Lesson Plans
Los estudiantes investigarán el “lugar de nacimiento” de su ropa, aprenderán sobre cómo esa ropa está conectada con la opresión…
Fashion Revolution
Websites
Fashion Revolution is a campaign to “use your voice and your power to transform the fashion industry into a force…
5 Things to Do with Old Clothes
by Marsha Rakestraw There are lots of reasons we get rid of clothes. They don’t fit well anymore. We’ve stopped…
Who Made My Clothes?
Activities/Lesson Plans
Students will investigate the “birth place” of their clothes, learn about how those clothes are connected to the oppression and…
Ropa de Alineación
Spanish Activities/Lesson Plans
Todos los días decidimos sobre la ropa que vamos a llevar puesta, pero ¿Cuántas veces nos detenemos a pensar en…
Who’s Responsible for What Happens in Sweatshops and What Do We Do About It?
by Marsha Rakestraw According to news reports, from 2005-2013, nearly 2,000 garment workers in Bangladesh have been “killed in factory…
5 Tips for Keeping a Sweatshop-Free Closet
by Marsha Rakestraw We’ve all done it: Seen a nice shirt or must-have pair of pants or shoes. We buy…
Where in the World?
Activities/Lesson Plans
Students “shop” for T-shirts to help them make the connection between what they wear and the conditions under which it’s…