Design briefs and activities - key stages 3 and 4

The following design briefs on Reusing 'waste' textiles and Fair trade are supported with background information to support student research and presented as downloadable booklets for students to complete.

Waste to Wear Design and make a good quality textiles product from some throwaway textiles (anything from old curtains to garments) that you have collected from home or bought from a charity shop.

Fair Textiles Design and make a product from textiles that do not harm people or the environment. 

Small is... Challenge Design a sustainable product for the next 100 years.

Product Stories with linked focused tasks and activities

Eco-fashion: reusing materials 

Berty and Mimo - how to make a bag and toy monster from a waste materials (video clip)

Kente Cloth - a traditional design from Ghana

Organic cotton to fair trade jeans 

Recycled plastic bottles to fleece

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