Young people are future consumers! And fashion leaders are climate leaders. Our program inspires and empowers students to become Agents of Change.
My Clothes, My World (MCMW) was developed with a holistic focus, and includes a variety of teaching and learning methods such as personal leadership, active and inquiry based learning, democratic role-play, collaboration, value focused thinking, reflection and critical thinking.
Our trained facilitators are equipped with lesson plans that meet your school board curriculum. They are experienced, dynamic, and engaging, and are committed to seeing young people develop important leadership skills.
Read what our host teachers have to say on our Testimonials page!
Why Does Fashion Matter?
The apparel industry is ranked in the top 5 most polluting industries in the world, making it a major producer of greenhouse gas emissions which contribute to climate change. It also employs one of the world’s largest workforces – 80% of whom are women and many who are victims of forced labour and modern day slavery. We wear clothes everyday, so why not make an impact!
My Clothes My World workshops have been delivered to more than 10,000 students and teachers in Elementary, Middle and High Schools across the Greater Toronto Area since 2014. Our facilitators are experienced, dynamic, engaging and are committed to seeing young people develop important leadership skills.
Some highlights of our workshops include:
- using fashion as a vehicle to explain current local & global environmental and social issues
- high student engagement in the workshop through inquiry based learning & critical thinking
- hands on activities, videos, group work, and discussion throughout
- curriculum aligned
- points towards EcoSchool Certification
- available in French and English
We aim to inspire and empower students & teachers through our workshops. We provide them with the tools to make more sustainable choices while gaining knowledge, new skills, and confidence.
WHAT WE DO
My Clothes My World is a comprehensive program striving to foster a future of environmentally responsible citizens who are able to think critically and act consciously.
7R’s of Fashion, our global textile consumption is off the charts so we have created the 7R’s of Fashion: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, AND Research, Repurpose, Repair & Rent.
Resizing Fashion’s Footprint, 12 steps that people can adopt to reduce the environmental impact of their wardrobe.
Fashion Revolution Day, takes place every year on April 24th which is the anniversary of the tragic Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh in 2013 that killed 1133 garment workers and injured thousands more. Fashion Takes Action lead the campaign for the first 3 years in Canada, and we continue to support it through our school workshops.