A special Green Capital Fashion education program was developed for primary school children in the age 10-12 and secondary school students of all ages. Presentations are given about natural resources that are used for making clothing. What is sustainable and what is not? We discuss the trading of clothing. Where does the money go to, and is it distributed fairly? After the presentation, children can get started themselves with two assignments. The first one is making jewelly, and the second one is making fashion.
The program starts with an explanation of sustainable fashion. Not just in relation to natural resources, but also fair trade. There are diverse new textiles, but how can you tell them apart and how can you find out if something is sustainable or not? Who earns the most money with clothing? What is the economic circle of fashion? Subsequently, the process of designing clothes is explained. How does a design process work? We will then start with making the designs.
They will design their own sustainable clothes on a preprinted form. After the designing, they will start making their own creation (hours to be discussed). During the Sustainable Fashion Week, diverse looks of schools from Nijmegen will be shown at a fashion show. This show takes place on 27 May 2018. It would be nice if several designs become part of this fashion show.
In addition, several designs will be shown during the exposition at the Stevenskerk, and at de Bastei in December to close the year of Green Capital Fashion.
COLLECTION IN CLASS
Touching and fitting pieces from collections? You can do it during this unique project! During class, a teacher will bring contemporary jewelly from the collection of Museum Arnhem. As an interactive lesson at school, the class consists of two parts. During the first part, students receive background information on the jewelly collection, and with the help from an external supervisor and teacher, they talk to each other about jewelly. During the second and best part, students get the chance to try on jewelly from the collection of Museum Arnhem. Background information is available for teachers. On occasion of the Green Capital year, the lesson/box is adapted to sustainability. During a following class, students can make their own jewelly, inspired by jewelly and sustainability.