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Who Made My Clothes?

University of Exeter via FutureLearn

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Lift the lid on the global fashion industry

Do you ever think about where your clothes come from, who made them, how and at what cost?

Created with Fashion Revolution - a global movement for transparency catalysed by the fatal Rana Plaza garment factory collapse in Bangladesh - this course lifts the lid on the global fashion industry.

We will share with you a variety of simple techniques to find the answer yourself, and to use your findings to press the fashion industry to value people, the environment, creativity and profit in equal measure. It will encourage us to question what we, as active global citizens, can do to enable change.

This course is aimed at anyone with an interest in fashion, trade, ethics and activism, including those involved in the Fashion Revolution movement. It is also suitable for teachers who want to enrich their school, further education, and higher education curricula.

You will need access to an internet browser, and word processing software. You will also be encouraged, with our guidance, to use simple online tools to aid, collate, publish and share your findings.

Syllabus

  • Be curious: the worlds and lives that garments connect
    • Who are you wearing?
    • Where are you wearing?
    • Reflect on this week's activities
  • Find out: become a fashion detective
    • Make connections
    • Become an online detective
    • Tell your story
    • Reflect on this week's activities
  • Do something: join the fashion revolution
    • Questioning responsibility
    • Becoming a Fashion Revolutionary
    • Reflecting on this Week's activities

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