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Comment by Ethical Fashion Forum on October 5, 2011 at 12:35
We would like to offer your students the opportunity to visit the Ethical Fashion Forum's SOURCE Expo for a greatly reduced rate.
The EFF SOURCE Expo: 17th-18th October, Sadler's Wells, London, EC1R 4TN.
The SOURCE Expo showcases inspirational suppliers and manufacturers from all over the world, working to fair trade, ethical and organic standards, linking them directly with hundreds of designers, retailers and brands. Now in its third season, the event includes a programme of seminars, introducing new products and exemplary supply and production systems, a Designer Pavilion showcasing some of the most inspirational design led fashion from around the world, a trends area and more.
We at the EFF are keen to involve students in the development of the sustainable fashion industry. For this reason we are offering a wonderful opportunity to visit the SOURCE Expo at a greatly reduced rate. We can offer a Student Package of 10 student tickets for only £50. (Usual price is £15 per student). With each student package purchased  we will admit one tutor free of charge. In return we ask only that you promote this offer throughout your student network.
So if your students can get into groups of 10 and purchase their tickets together this would be a wonderful chance to expand their knowledge of the sustainable fashion industry. 
Please Note: these tickets are only valid for Monday 17th October, and do not include access to seminars, tickets for which must be purchased separately. 
For more information on the SOURCE Expo please visit our website:
To purchase the Student Package please visit this page:

This offer is part of our soon to launch a University and College partnership programme, aiming to provide students with affordable access to the SOURCE Platform, including the SOURCE Intelligence: the world's leading source of sustainable fashion business intelligence, and the SOURCE Database: the world's most comprehensive ethical sourcing and business database for the fashion sector. If you feel your students would benefit from this please drop by the SOURCE Membership Lounge at the Expo to discuss the options further.

Many Thanks, look forward to seeing you at the Expo!
Lily Markham
Source Expo Visitor Liaison
Ethical Fashion Forum
Comment by Liz Parker on December 8, 2010 at 18:11
Hi Carmel

There are lots of great teaching ideas for this age group on the Fashioning an Ethical Industry website, under the pre-16 and Further Education headings here:

You can also check out social alterations website.

Some simple activities:
1. Get the students to look at the labels in their clothes and call out the countries. Use this as a basis to discuss where clothes are made and why (where are the big fashion brands based, where are most clothes produced, what is outsourcing) etc. You can take this in lots of directions.
2. Use the FEI quiz at
3. Run in a really simple simulation of a factory using paper - see
4. Show a film - lots available at - I think students of that age may be inspired by Blood Sweat and T-shirts.
5. Book a workshop with Fashioning an Ethical Industry
6. Set a project for the students to get them to research more.

Other useful organisations with materials for teachers (also featured on the FEI site): Traid, Pesticides Action Network, Practical Action

Hope that's useful
Comment by Carmel Gardner on December 6, 2010 at 18:41
Hi everyone, I am a new Textiles teacher and am planning my courses for students aged 15-18yrs starting next year. I would love to hear from any who can share some insight to new ideas to get kids inspired. thanks
Comment by Fashioning an Ethical Industry on May 18, 2010 at 16:24
Are you a student, tutor, desginer or supplier based in Scotland?

Fashioning an Ethical Industry are pleased to announce that we have been successful in our application to the Department for International Development for a grant to support the development of a Scottish Ethical Fashion Education Network. From September 2010 FEI will be working with Scottish universities and colleges to establish a network of tutors and students interested in teaching, learning and sharing about ethics in the fashion industry.

Join the new Scottish Network group to find out more and be kept updated on the project:
OR see the FEI website:
Comment by Fashioning an Ethical Industry on March 30, 2010 at 10:17
Fashioning an Ethical Industry is updating the information on our website about courses that cover social and / or environmental responsibility (

If you would like to be included in the 2010 update, please visit the website above to view the information we already have online about your course. To submit information about a new course or amend existing information or if information we currently have online is still accurate, please simply email us to let us know.

Please send responses to:

Thank you.
Comment by Fashioning an Ethical Industry on July 29, 2009 at 12:38
Fashioning an Ethical Industry is a Labour Behind the Label project that works with students and tutors on fashion related courses to give a global overview of the garment industry, raise awareness of current company practices and of initiatives to improve conditions, and inspires students - as the next generation of industry players - to raise standards for workers in the fashion industry of the future.

We run student workshops, organise tutor training events, provide teaching resources and work with tutors to integrate ethical issues related to garment manufacture into their teaching. The ultimate objective of the project is to embed social responsibility issues in the teaching of all fashion related further and higher education courses.

Take a look at our website for more information;

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