We are delighted to launch our exciting new project Green-Schools Let’s Fix Fashion. 

This project is open to secondary schools working on the Global Citizenship themes and deals new with a topic that is close to many teenagers’ hearts: fashion. We want to raise awareness of the devastating impacts of the fashion industry and to encourage students (and teachers) to join the movement to push the fashion system towards greater ecological integrity and social justice. We are encouraging students to upcycle their own clothes, select second-hand or buy from more ethical and sustainable brands. We are all consumers, and we have the power to make change. 

The Green-Schools Lets Fix Fashion Project will consist of four online events and tasks based on themes such as the circular economy, sustainable materials and upcycling. The project will culminate in an end of year live Catwalk event that participating schools are in with a chance of attending. 

Our first event, which ran as part of Climate Action Week, was a free virtual screening of the ground-breaking documentary ‘The True Cost’ followed by a post-screening panel discussion on Thursday 14th October.  Over 350 classes signed up to take part! The documentary gave an eye-opening insight into the harm that Fast Fashion is having on our society and our environment.  

School that are interested in registering to take part in this project should email Joanne at jscott@eeu.antaisce.org by Friday 22nd October.