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Clothes – Teaching about

Clothes
Teaching about….Resources and web-links for the teacher


Labour Behind the Label
http://www.labourbehindthelabel.org/
Labour behind the label campaigns for workers’ rights in the clothing industry. They support garment workers around the world to improve working conditions. Labour behind the label lobbies multinational companies and raises awareness directly with consumers to understand where the clothes they are wearing came from and under what conditions the products were made.


Clothes Line
http://www.theguardian.com/society/2004/feb/25/voluntarysector.charitymanagement
An article about recycled textiles and the markets they go to in Zambia.  From a recycling bank in Ashby-de-la-Zouch to a small Zambian village hut, Michael Durham of the Guardian follows the journey of a £50 blouse donated to charity.


Textile Recycling Information Sheet

http://www.wasteonline.org.uk/resources/InformationSheets/Textiles.htm
In-depth information and statistics about the 200 year old practice of recycling clothes and other textiles. From rag-and-bone man to modern textile reclamation businesses!


TRAID – textiles recycling information
http://www.traid.org.uk/
TRAID take unwanted and recycled textiles, re-style and re-sell in this country and use the money raised to fund development projects abroad, eg Afghanistan, Costa Rica, Madagascar.


Recyclatex – the alternative to landfill and incineration

http://www.textile-recycling.org.uk/recyclatex.htm#10
Information from the Textiles Recycling Association about ways we can avoid putting old clothes and other fabrics into landfill or incineration plants.