An inspiring and interactive assembly introducing environmental topics like textile recycling, reuse and sustainability. Pupils will learn that the precious resources used by the fashion industry are limited and how recycling can help protect these resources. We explore the life cycle of clothing and the impacts of each stage – from manufacturing to waste – on the environment, climate and people’s lives. Pupils will learn about the benefits of TRAID’s work to reduce textile waste and the practical changes they can make for a more sustainable wardrobe. This can be delivered to the whole school or selected classes.

Topics Covered

Waste Prevention, Recycling, Reuse, Up-cycling, Resources, Ethical Fashion, Fast Fashion, Climate Change, Consumption, TRAID, Charities, International Development, Life Cycle, Poverty