Life Cycle of a T-Shirt
Students learn about the life cycle of a t-shirt and its impact on the environment across the entire supply chain.
Clothes are being made and disposed of faster than ever before. From the extraction of raw materials through to the end of a garment’s life, the process leaves a huge environmental footprint. The fashion supply chain is vast - with cotton grown in one country, then spun into a yarn in another, only to be made into fabric and then into a garment in other factories in other countries. So by the time a t-shirt lands on your back, it has (on average) traveled nearly 25,000km, or 5 times across Canada.
Students take a journey along the life-cycle of a t-shirt and its impact on the environment - from carbon emissions to water pollution to waste - at every step of the supply chain, and how it also impacts farmers and factory workers.
PLEASE NOTE: THIS WAS PREVIOUSLY A LIVE FACILITATED ONLINE WORKSHOP, AND IS NOW A RECORDED SESSION SO TEACHERS CAN DELIVER IN THEIR OWN TIME.
Upon purchase, teachers will receive login details to access the recording, the student workbook and a lesson plan for either grades 4-8 or high school.
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