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Rethinking textile products Lesson one: The lifecycle of a T-shirt Learning objectives: To gain awareness of personal values and how they impact on the decisions we make as consumers To increase understanding of the environmental impact of a product at different stages of its lifecycle To gain awareness of how textiles companies are developing circular economy products
A new inspirational business Belief circles 1. Write your name on a small piece of paper and organise yourselves into a large circle. 2. In the middle of the circle your teacher will place a statement. If you agree with the statement place your name close to it, if not further away. 3. You may be asked to explain your decision.
The story of a T-shirt T-shirt facts An Average consumer in the UK buys around eight T-shirts per year The UK imports approximately 460 million T-shirts in one year The cotton for many T-shirts is grown, harvested and spun into yarn in the US The yarns are often shipped to China for knitting, dyeing, cutting and sewing, then shipped to the UK for retail
Activity: The story of a T-shirt You will need: A T-shirt Set of EMF picture cards Flipchart paper, Blu-Tack, pens Look at the label of your T-shirt. Using the pictures and your own ideas tell the story of that T-shirt, from the growing of cotton through to disposal. Use the energy and water cards. This flow of material and production is called Cradle to Grave or a linear (straight line system).
Learning from others A number of textiles companies have started thinking about the whole story/system of how they develop textiles products. Watch this video clip: org/videos?video=Business%20Cas e%20Study%202%3A%20 Make notes of any terms and ideas that you feel are important to NIKE.
Homework/extended product research activity Research a textiles company and use your product research activity sheet to record details about the company. Inspirational companies, include: Eurostar Bags: Remade from waste uniforms usiness/articles/worn-agains-journey-to- closed-loop Rapanui Clothing: Clothing with a difference