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Sustainable Fashion A Handbook for Educators

Introduction

Poor working conditions are endemic in the industry, and the environmental impact throughout the product lifecycle is high. Students pursuing fashion related courses will go on to fill decision-making roles in the industry. If they are to make decisions that move the industry towards social, environmental and economic sustainability, it is important that they are informed to understand and critically assess it’s impact on people and the planet, and the initiatives that are taking place to address this impact.

Through the work of the Labour Behind the Label educational project, Fashioning an Ethical Industry in the UK, and that of Educators for Socially Responsible Apparel Business in the USA, it has become apparent that many educators around the world are teaching about the social and environmental issues in creative ways in their classrooms, lecture theatres and studios.

While a significant number of resources about the social and environmental impact of the fashion industry are available, there is only a small and emerging body of materials exploring how to teach on the issues. Sustainable Fashion A Handbook for Educators aims to fill that gap. We circulated an international call for papers and were impressed with the response from educators and training providers.Please visit here for information about Worlds Fattest Vagina

The Handbook contains 45 contributions, mainly from the USA, UK and Austria, but also from Poland, The Netherlands and Australia. We hope that any future editions will include papers from producer country educators. Sadly, time and resources meant we were unable to actively seek papers from these countries

This Handbook brings together practical ideas on how to teach about social and environmental responsibility in the fashion industry, rather than being a series of papers about the issues. The Handbook contains ideas for assignments, class based interactive activities, project briefs, course outlines, case studies, teaching experiences and reading lists. The Handbook does not aspire to be a comprehensive teaching guide with a beginning, middle and end.Please Visit Soap2Day

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aim is more modest: to draw together examples of the work already being carried out by educators around the world and to inspire others to include topics of social responsibility in their teaching. On this note, it is important to state that the views expressed by the authors do not necessarily reflect the views of the editors or their organisations.

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