A large textile manufacturer wishes to manufacture more environmentally friendly products and is looking at the use of renewable textiles. These are ‘Textiles made from crops, and other sources that can be regrown’. YOUR TASK is to present information to the manufacturer about renewable textiles to help them to make a decision about what to use in the manufacture of their products.
Starter – Where materials come from. Activity – Play the renewable game. Plenary - Class discussion. What is meant by the term ‘renewable’ ? 1. Develop an enquiring mind. 2. Considerations when choosing products. 1.Name the materials used to make products. 2. Definition/understanding of the terms renewable. 3. Explanation of the decisions made in the game. renewable
Renewable Materials in Textiles. What are they? W hich of the following are renewable materials? Oil Bamboo Minerals Nettles Trees Cotton Hemp ‘Textiles made from non-food crops’
Starter – What am I? quiz. Activity – Carry out research into renewable textiles. Plenary - Class discussion. Students to report back their findings. 1. Carry out research into renewable textiles. 1.Knowledge about renewable textiles.- bamboo, nettles, hemp, flax, Ingeo, modal, cotton, Lyocell. 2.Report back findings to the rest of the class. Hemp, Flax, Lyocell, Ingeo, Modal
What am I? I can grow a metre a day I am used in Chinese medicine to treat infection I am often used to make furniture for the conservatory I am used for scaffolding I can grow in many different climates I am eaten by pandas BAMBOO
How is the fibre produced? i.e. what do they do to the material to make it into a fibre? What properties does the fibre have? Is it strong, absorbent, warm, soft, rough, crease easily or elastic, washable, durable? Where can we buy it from? How much does it cost per metre? Note You will be investigating the environmental aspects later
Starter – What is the meaning of the term ‘sustainable development’ ? Activity – Carry out research into the environmental impact of renewable textiles. Plenary - Class discussion. Students to report back their findings. 1. Carry out research into the environmental impact of renewable textiles. 1.Understanding of the terms sustainable development, fair trade, biodegradable. 2. Report on the environmental impact of a renewable textile. environmentally friendly, bio- degradable, sustainable development
"Sustainable development will enable all people throughout the world to satisfy their basic needs and enjoy a better quality of life, without compromising the quality of life of future generations.”
Something that does not harm the environment. Something that can be renewed or replaced. Has the ability to break down, safely and relatively quickly, by biological means, into the raw materials of nature and disappear into the environment.
Starter – Stand up bingo with descriptive words. Activity –Carry out tests on and fibres and fabrics to establish their properties. Plenary - Which fabric is the strongest, most absorbent, warmest etc.? Investigate the properties of a range of fabrics and fibres. 1.Use of descriptive words. 2.Completed table showing the properties of different fibres. 3.Explanation of tests that are carried out on fibres and fabrics. durable, absorbent, fibre
Analysis of the results of the testing of fibres PropertiesAbsorbencyStrengthWarmthElasticityDurabilityCost Organic cotton Nettles Modal Lyocell Bamboo Flax Ingeo Hemp Key: 5=good performance 1=poor performance Cost: high, medium, low
Starter – Decide what properties are needed for products to function. Activity –Develop ideas for using the renewable material. Plenary - Class discussion. Students to report back their findings. 1. Develop creative and innovative ways of using the renewable fabric. 1. Annotated design ideas. 2. Creativity and explanation of designs based on knowledge and research. function
Hemp Bamboo Cotton Beech trees used for Modal Nettles Flax Wood pulp cellulose used for Lyocell Corn used in Ingeo
Starter – What techniques are used to promote products? Activity –In groups develop a presentation in any form (poster, PowerPoint, discussion) to promote a renewable textile to the manufacturer. Plenary - Class discussion. Students to present their work. 1. Use your knowledge and research to promote your renewable textile to the manufacturer. 1.Informative presentation about a renewable textile.