Educational work at schools

Educational offers for schools: We make human rights fashionable!

Fashion is an expression of individuality, group affiliation and lifestyle. It is fun and underlines one's own personality. Particularly young people attach great importance to it. With our educational work, we show that also fair fashion and conscious consumption are ways to fulfill these wishes - in harmony with people and the environment.

According to surveys, adolescents spend most of their pocket money on fashion and accessories. Fashion companies do their utmost to win them as affluent consumers of the future. Fast fashion is specifically tempting for the younger generation. It offers constantly renewing trends at relatively low costs. What the companies avoid to show is that the ever faster changing collections and decreasing prices are at the expense of workers and the environment in the production countries. Yet nowadays young people are questioning the acts of companies. They aim for a world where human rights and environmental protection play a role. Fashion brands respond to these needs - some credible, others more by sham.

We provide schools with exciting teaching modules in the form of workshops, lectures and other formats that explain the interdependencies in the global apparel industry and what one can do oneself to promote sustainable consumption. In addition, we offer projects lasting several months with working groups of students that specifically deal with topics of sustainability and global justice.

Our goals

We teach students and teachers that fair fashion is an alternative to mass production and fast fashion, how to distinguish between false promises and honest offers and how to use one' s power as a consumer for the benefit of both people and the environment.

This is what we want to achieve:

  1. Pupils learn to understand the interdependencies that drive human rights and environmental protection within the global garment production into a downward spiral.
  2. Students acquire skills and awareness of their options for action as consumers.
  3. Adolescents perceive themselves as active citizens, formulate demands on politics and test methods of influencing society.