[Design and Technology] fabrics and sustainability

Treverton, Melissa J treverton.melissa.j at edumail.vic.gov.au
Tue Apr 11 17:44:47 AEST 2017

Thanks Jacinta,

Great article, easy for students to understand.  Sustainability in fabrics is such a complex issue for students to put into context.  I have noticed they struggle to understand that every fibre has a huge impact and there is no entirely sustainable fabric. You can effectively argue the sustainability of any fabric over another.

Whilst they probably end up confused than they begin, at least they are aware there is an impact and they have choices as a consumer.

Thanks for sharing.


P.S – Very timely as I work through this with Lucy for her Unit 1!
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Melissa Treverton
Assistant Principal
Parkdale Secondary College

Warren Road, Mordialloc VIC 3195
PH: 03 9580 6311

From: destech-bounces at edulists.com.au [mailto:destech-bounces at edulists.com.au] On Behalf Of Jacinta O'Leary
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Hi all

I just came across this interesting article/blog by a young writer.


You can also find the Greenpeace report 'Toxic threads' from 2013 on this site.


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