Fashion and textiles

Do you know what’s behind the label of your clothing?  Where is your clothing made?  What materials are used?  How are these materials produced?


We buy new items of clothing or replace items regularly but how much thought do we really give to where the products come from and the impact these have on the environment.  How sustainable are your clothes?

These Low Carbon film resources will equip your pupils with the knowledge and skills to make more informed choices about the products they are buying.  It will allow them to explore their own behaviours as consumers and be able to understand the importance of knowing what’s behind the label and the impact their decision making can have on the environment.

Message in a Bottle 

Working with David Luke of Manchester, pupils from with Kirkcaldy High School are pioneers in creating an Eco-uniform where their clothing is made from recycled plastic bottles. Many schools have changed to Eco-uniforms as it costs the same and is more sustainable, so as David Burgess says in the film ‘why would you not?’.

Download the Message in a Bottle Resource to accompany this film

Never Refuse to Reuse

This film was made entirely by S4 pupils at Kirkcaldy High School. Following on from the Eco-uniform theme, they have made a film which demonstrates and raises awareness about the issues of plastic and how as a school they are doing their part to help recycle plastic waste by investing in an Eco-uniform. Through making this film, the pupils learnt about their own behaviour as a consumer, it made them aware of the importance of sustainable business practice and how they can make more sustainable consumer decisions.

Download the Never Refuse to Reuse Resource to accompany this film


Eco-Fashion Setting a New Trend

Featuring young pupils from St Benedict’s Primary School, this film will inspire and give you and your pupils ideas about doing your own Eco-Fashion or Trashion Show. It’s a great way to raise awareness and get people thinking about where their own clothing comes from.

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