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Nachhaltigkeitsbewertung und -bewusstsein entlang der „textilen Kette“ am Beispiel ausgewählter Unternehmen

Sustainability evaluation and sustainability awareness of selected companies along the “textile chain” – An educational model of “transformative literacy” for school education and teacher education purposes

Led by:  Prof. Dr. Christiane Meyer
E-Mail:  meyer@idn.uni-hannover.de
Team:  Christine Höbermann
Year:  2017
Funding:  German Federal Environmental Foundation (DBU: Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt)
Duration:  2017-2020
Is Finished:  yes
Further information www.fashionforfuture-education.net

In this educational project the problems caused by the fast fashion industry and relating solutions concerning slow fashion were discussed and critical reflected in geography classes.

This geographical content corresponds to the aims of the UNESCO Global Action Programme (GAP), striving for sustainable consumption and production as a key area of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD). The topic of textile industry from fast fashion to slow fashion can contribute to a transformative literacy through systems knowledge, target knowledge and transformation knowledge. The idea of the project was to deal with companies that can be described as “pioneers of change”, implementing different steps of a sustainable textile production. Videoclips of interviews with four of these selected companies conducted by young people were integrated in teaching units. These teaching units were tested focusing on raising the awareness of young people for sustainable production and responsible consumerism of their clothing. The units are presented online