World 121

Having understood that education is key to creating positive change, in 2021, a forward-thinking country in World 121 implemented a new, country-wide, fashion-based curriculum. The curriculum is mandatory, and for all students from kindergarten through high school.

With age-appropriate programming and activities, students learn about fashion from a broad range of perspectives around both the consumption and production sides, and touch on various topics, including fast fashion, recycling and upcycling, natural dyeing, and more. The curriculum is designed to provide a foundation of practical knowledge that students can put to use in their everyday lives, throughout their lives.

What if …

people learned about sustainable practices in school, and from an early age?

Issue:

fast fashion, recycling, upcycling, natural dyes

Inspiration:

my child; not having this kind of educational foundation when I was growing up

This World was contributed by Doris Domoszlai-Lantner (located in New York, USA) using a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International licence which allows others to share and adapt the work in any medium and for any purpose, providing that they credit the author and share their material using the same Creative Commons licence.

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Published by Amy Twigger Holroyd

explorer of Fashion Fictions

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