ADST: Clothing Conscious

Clothing Conscious is an ADST unit in which students explore the fashion industry, and the ethical questions behind it. Noting the significant problems created by “Fast Fashion,” including excessive water and land usage for cotton crops, low pay and poor working conditions for garment workers, and the myth that donated used clothing takes care of textile waste, students identify a need for repurposing used clothing to solve these major social and environmental concerns internationally. The students then respond by planning criteria and designing a repurposed clothing product for their end-user. They identify and use appropriate tools to safely create this product, which they then evaluate and ultimately share with potential users.

Jessica and Daphne in Grade 7 stitching their projects
Hannah, Grade 6, wearing her repurposed T-shirt created into a scarf