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Circular Economy & Sustainable Fashion

Updated: Jun 11, 2021

With rapid increase in waste and overflowing landfills, its critical to think about how we humans produce and consume things. Currently majority of the products we make in the market is just thrown away after consumption, littering our planet. But we can do things differently with Circular economy, which is inspired by nature, is all about how everything we produce can be used for something and nothing goes to waste. The current lesson plan is designed to teach kids all about circular economy using clothing and fashion as an example.


Explore our lesson example with this interactive image


UNIT OVERVIEW AND LEARNING OUTCOMES:

  • This project seeks to address UN Sustainability Goal 12: Responsible consumption and production by helping students critically evaluate how with the circular economy approach, fashion industry could be more sustainable.

  • The unit integrates the art-making technique mixed media collage with the digital tool ThingLink to create an interactive and informative image.

  • Students research the current practices in fashion industry and how some companies are working on unique ways to make clothing more sustainable. They further evaluate what they themselves can do with their clothes using sustainable practices, sourcing information from a variety of media for example; online news outlets, videos, social media, television, radio, magazines/new papers.


UNITED NATIONS SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOAL ADDRESSED:


UN goal 12: Responsible Consumption and Production


TECHNOLOGY USED:


Thinglink-  Read more about using Thinglink in education- https://www.thinglink.com/channel/717857770820337666


ARTFORM USED:


Mixed Media Art- In visual art, mixed media is an artwork in which more than one medium or material has been employed.


Read more about mixed media art form-  https://www.format.com/magazine/resources/art/beginners-guide-mixed-media-art