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Circular Economies: Fashion

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The fashion industry employs over 300 million people globally and is responsible for 10% of global carbon emissions. In this lesson students consider what changes are needed to make the industry more sustainable.

Developed by Young Citizens this lesson students explore how the economy can be used to support climate action and create a more sustainable society.

Suitable for KS3+, students examine the difference between linear and circular economies using the fashion industry as a case study. They critically consider which people in society have the power to create a shift from a linear to circular economy and what impact this shift could have on tackling climate change.

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These teaching and learning resources were developed in partnership with the global firm, FTI Consulting. We are grateful for their support in boosting young people’s awareness of our democracy, and the ways we can work together to strengthen society for everybody.


Resource contents


Environment and Sustainability, Globalisation and Interdependence, Industry and Economy, Production and Consumption

Age Ranges

KS3: ages 11-14, KS4: ages 14-16, KS5: ages 16+


Business studies / management, Citizenship, Economics, PSHE / PSE / PSED, Spiritual, moral, social, cultural (SMSC), Tutor/Form Groups

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