How can textiles become more sustainable?

In this lesson, we will learn how people have become mass consumers of 'fast fashion'. You will also learn about how attitudes to fashion are changing to be more environmentally friendly. Please note this lesson will require some additional equipment, beyond a pen, pencil or paper, to fully participate. Please see the equipment slide near the start of the lesson video and make sure your child is adequately supervised if equipment is required.

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Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.Which is the correct spelling?

1/4

Q2.True or false, synthetic fibres are man-made?

2/4

Q3.What is this fastener called?

3/4

Q4.Which one of the following is not a natural fibre?

4/4

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Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.Which is the correct spelling?

1/4

Q2.True or false, synthetic fibres are man-made?

2/4

Q3.What is this fastener called?

3/4

Q4.Which one of the following is not a natural fibre?

4/4

Video

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Worksheet

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How can textiles become more sustainable?

Don’t worry if you get a question wrong! Forgetting is an important step in learning. We will recap next lesson.

Q1.Fast fashion describes what?

1/4

Q2.How many years, on average, does it take for clothes to break down and degrade in landfill?

2/4

Q3.Which one is not part of the three Rs?

3/4

Q4.True or false, companies are now making textile products from recycled ocean plastic

4/4

This quiz includes images that don't have any alt text - please contact your teacher who should be able to help you with an audio description.

Quiz:

How can textiles become more sustainable?

Don’t worry if you get a question wrong! Forgetting is an important step in learning. We will recap next lesson.

Q1.Fast fashion describes what?

1/4

Q2.How many years, on average, does it take for clothes to break down and degrade in landfill?

2/4

Q3.Which one is not part of the three Rs?

3/4

Q4.True or false, companies are now making textile products from recycled ocean plastic

4/4

Lesson summary: How can textiles become more sustainable?

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