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Sustainable Fashion

The school was awarded the prestigious Eco-Schools Green Flag last year and is keen to engage with the charity’s Sustainable Fashion in Schools initiative as part of its commitment to improving environmental awareness in school, in their local community and beyond.

The GMS’s Eco Movement is a success story in the making.

Students from Year 7 right up to A-level Textiles students attended the sessions, which covered the environmental, political and ethical impacts of the fashion industry and the sustainable shopping choices available. The students were struck by many of the facts about the fashion industry, particularly the huge amount of water required to make one pair of jeans. Those in the charity raised knowledge and understanding of the benefits and downsides of the fashion industry, not least the downside of throw-away fashion. The passion and enthusiasm shown by the staff at Florence Nightingale was inspirational and their enthusiasm influenced all the students listening. The activities were engaging and creative, allowing students to try on historical garments, and guess the clothing era from which they came. The sustainable fashion workshop was a great success: more of the same is the aspiration.

Miss Addy is GMS’s Eco-Lead & Textiles Teacher

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