Ethical Clothing

Ethical Clothing

Finding clothes that don’t cause harm to people, animals, or the earth is challenging. Use these resources to help you make clothing choices that do more good and less harm.

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Resources: Who Made My Clothes

Who Made My Clothes?

Students will investigate the “birth place” of their clothes, learn about how those clothes are connected to the oppression and exploitation of children and women, and consider positive solutions. Recommended for grades 6-12. Time: 2-3 60 minute classes, and longer for solutions projects

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ethical clothing

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 them (usually at a discount price, because we’re bargain hunters after all) and take them home. We wear them for a bit, and then the new and shiny wears off. We get bored with them…

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Reclaiming Billboards

We Have You Surrounded: Exploring Branding, Marketing & Globalization

We’re surrounded by marketing and advertising telling us what to buy, whom to be, what we need to be happy. Use this series of activities to help students explore issues of branding, marketing, and globalization. Recommended for grades 9 through 12. Time: Several weeks   Common Core Standards for this activity (pdf): Download Common Core…

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Three baby chicks huddled together

A Moment in Your Shoes

How will students feel spending a moment in the shoes of a battery hen or a child slave? Use this lively and thought- provoking activity to introduce human and animal issues and the connections between them. Recommended for grades 6 and up. Time: 45 minutes to several days   Common Core Standards for this activity…

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¿En Qué Parte del Mundo?

¿En Qué Parte del Mundo?

Los estudiantes van de compras en búsqueda de camisetas para identificar la relación entre lo que visten y bajo qué condiciones se han fabricado estos artículos. Recomendado para grados de 9 en adelante Duración: Por lo menos 2 períodos de clases Traducido por Ana Luisa Rincon

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¿Quién Hizo Mi Ropa?

¿Quién Hizo Mi Ropa?

Los estudiantes investigarán el “lugar de nacimiento” de su ropa, aprenderán sobre cómo esa ropa está conectada con la opresión y explotación de niños y mujeres, y considerarán soluciones positivas. Recomendado para grados 6-12 Duración: De 2 a 3 clases de 60 minutos, y más tiempo para proyectos que requieren soluciones. Traducido por Ana Luisa…

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