BETTER FASHION schools project promotes long-term action for social & environmental change in the fashion industry. The program’s goal is to encourage student led action for change within the school and further understand their role as a consumer of fashion.
This year we want your school to become part of the global movement for change.
We have teamed up with Fashion Revolution to get Irish schools involved in a global campaign for human and environmental justice in the fashion industry.
Be part of it and attend our teacher workshop with Fashion Revolution Founder Carry Somers in Dublin on TUESDAY MARCH 7th 2017.
Re-dress will cover substitution teacher costs so that you can attend. We would invite you to bring students with you who you think would benefit from meeting Carry on the day and have an interest in a better fashion industry! (Biog below)
Email email@example.com to book your place now. And hurry as we have limited places available.
FOR YOUR STUDENTS:
Re-dress are calling on students to become Better Fashion Ambassadors in schools around the country. All you need to do is email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will deliver a FASHION REVOLUTION activity pack and workshop directly to a class in your school in January and February 2017.
We will be calling for interested students to become a BETTER FASHION AMBASSADOR and activate FASHION REVOLUTION in your school during April 2017.
Better Fashion Ambassadors will be invited to join their teacher at BETTER FASHION FUTURES WORKSHOP IN DUBLIN with Carry Somers of Fashion Revolution on March 7th
Fashion Revolution marks the anniversary of the Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh that killed over 1000 people making clothes bound mostly for Europe. This day has now become the focal point of a week of activity where we all ask #whomademyclothes?
(During Fashion Revolution Week in 2016 (18-24th April), over 70,000 people around the world asked brands #whomademyclothes? )
BETTER FASHION schools project cycle is run by RE-DRESS.IE in co-operation with Fashion Revolution, Clean Clothes Campaign International and many other global organizations for change.
Re-dress is an education & communications organication that promotes a better fashion industry – an industry which values people, the environment, creativity and profits in equal measure. Since 2008 we’ve been working to bring better fashion to Irish consumers, students and educators acoross post primary and 3rd level.
Carry Somers/ Founder and Director Fashion Revolution
After a Masters in Native American Studies, Carry set up her fashion brand Pachacuti with the aim of creating sustainable, rural livelihoods drawing on the rich textile heritage of the Andean region. Her designs have been shown at London, Paris and Milan Fashion Weeks and sold in some of the world’s foremost luxury stores. After becoming the first company in the world to be WFTO Fair Trade certified, Pachacuti piloted the EU Geo Fair Trade project to increase traceability and transparency in supply chains, mapping the GPS co-ordinates of each weaver’s house and the community plantations where the straw grows. Carry was inspired to act after the Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh. Alongside co-founder Orsola de Castro, she now works full-time at Fashion Revolution. Carry has contributed to several books and publications, won numerous awards for her work and met the Queen in recognition of her significant contribution to British business.
2016 SCHOOLS WORKSHOPS: April 4th – May 13th 2016
2016 TEACHER BRIEFINGS:
‘I gained a lot of information from the workshop. It made me realise that, as a young person of today, I am a consumer of tomorrow and will be for quite some time. At some point it will be up to my generation to target these problems, which is why I feel taking part in these workshops is great because it gives you an idea of how to go about tackling the problems. Re-Dress gave me a sense of empowerment and I feel it is crucial for the unethical facts of the world to be heard by more young people like me.’
– TY student, Newpark Comprehensive School
To book a workshop, please email email@example.com answering the following questions: