This video provides an overview of clothing fabrics and describes why opting for sustainable and ethical clothing could help fight climate change.
The host explains how the fashion industry impacts the environment and contributes to climate change through greenhouse gas emissions.
The video highlights two fashion companies that are making a positive difference by creating sustainable and ethical clothing.
Students should have prior knowledge about greenhouse gas emissions.
It would be helpful for students to already have some knowledge of the negative impacts of the fashion industry on climate change.
There are ads before the video and the content ends at 7 minutes.
The video moves through the content very quickly, so it is recommended to pause the video between topics for younger students.
Economics and social studies courses could use this video to investigate how the fast-fashion industry can negatively impact society and the environment.
History courses could use this resource to explore the history of fashion and changes in supply and demand over time.
This video about the need for sustainable clothing could be paired with this resource to provide more information for students.
The resource explains the role of ethical and sustainable fashion and it's importance in reducing carbon footprints in the fashion industry. This is insightful and recommended for teaching.
Science and Engineering
ESS3: Earth and Human Activity
MS-ESS3-4 Construct an argument supported by evidence for how increases in human population and per-capita consumption of natural resources impact Earth’s systems.
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Personal Finance & Economics
Global Connections (F2): Students understand economic aspects of unity and diversity in Maine, the United States, and the world, including Maine Native American communities, by analyzing how resource distribution effects wealth, poverty, and other economic factors.