Fashion & The SDG’s

A half-day workshop where students explore fashion's role in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals #1, 6, 8, 12, 13 and 14.

Grades: Elementary (4-6), Middle School (7,8) & Secondary (9-12)
Workshop Length: Half day, 2.5 hours or 2 x 75 minute periods
Maximum Capacity: 35 students
Booking Contact: Jennifer Petursson

A set of global goals was developed by the United Nations, in consultation with world leaders, international organizations and the general public, to help combat climate change. Referred to as the sustainable development goals – or SDGs – these 17 goals recognize that ending poverty and other deprivations must go hand-in-hand with strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth – all while tackling climate change and working to preserve our oceans and forests.

During this half day workshop students will learn what the goals mean for an industry like fashion. When you consider that the fashion industry is one of the largest employers in the world, and that women make up roughly 80% of the supply chain, it could and should play an active part in improving the economic livelihoods of the communities in which it operates. Paying fair wages, educating the world about the ethics of fashion, and how consumers can make better purchasing decisions are just some examples that students will explore.

Curriculum connections:
Fashion, Social Justice, Environment, Geography, World Issues, Social Studies, Science Art and Media Literacy