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Education: Step into her trainers

Education: Step into her trainers

Step Into Her Trainers is a teaching pack aimed at Fashion & Textiles related courses, Citizenship, and Geography, at KS4, A-level and BTEC. This pack has been produced for the Playfair 2012 campaign, calling for better conditions for workers in sportswear and merchandise factories worldwide in the lead up to the Olympics in London 2012.
It has been published by Labour Behind the Label’s Fashioning an Ethical Industry project that aims to ensure future decision makers are informed and equipped to improve the conditions of millions of garment workers worldwide.

 

Labour Behind the Label (1st published 2010, revised 2011) Step Into Her Trainers (Bristol, UK 36 Pages).

 

Download here: Step Into her Trainers 2011

Education: Sweatshop Relay

Education: Sweatshop Relay

To learn more about sweatshops in the garment industry, students can stage their own sweatshop for charity, living through the experience of working in an exploitative garment factory in their own school, just for one day.

The students plan and lead their own project, deciding how to stage the one-day event, what product to manufacture, what rules to abide by (for example, ‘no talking’, ‘no toilet breaks’, which is common in the sweatshop world), and how to sell the product they have produced afterwards. All profits from this event go to Labour Behind the Label to support garment workers’ struggles for better working conditions in the real world.

 

Download resources:

Sweatshop Relay intro presentation

sweatshop relay pack for email

Sweatshop Relay Certificate 2015

Education: Fair’s Fair Teaching Pack

Education: Fair’s Fair Teaching Pack

The London 2012 Olympics provides a fantastic opportunity for pupils in the 9-14 age group to learn more about who makes the sportswear and sporting merchandise they buy.  Fair’s Fair brings alive the concepts of human rights, equality and fairness by telling stories of people who make these goods in poorer countries, often working with few rights, and for poverty wages.
The pack was developed through involvement with teacher members from Anti-Slavery International, ATL, NASUWT and NUT working in collaboration with the TUC.  Lesson ideas and activities make links between different subjects including art and design, citizenship, English, geography and maths.

 

The pack includes:
10 lesson plans
14 activity sheets
4 photo cards
A DVD made with pupils from the Cherwell School and Oaks Park High School

By using this pack, pupils can develop their understanding of why decent working conditions are part of the United Nations Millenium Development Goals to end poverty, and take practical actions to help make the world a fairer place.

You can download the free pdf of this pack by clicking here:Fairs-fair_booklet

We recommend a minimum donation of £5. You can donate here.

Action Update: Summer 2014

Action Update: Summer 2014

Find out what Labour Behind the Label has been up to in our bi-annual Action Update.

This edition includes our demands to Adidas to play fair and pay fair as the World Cup approaches, mass faintings in Cambodian garment factories, an update on our campaign for compensation for Rana Plaza victims, and the experiences of our Regional Coordinator volunteers.

 

Download it here: Action Update Summer 2014

Action Update: Winter 2014

Action Update: Winter 2014

Find out what Labour Behind the Label has been up to in our bi-annual Action Update.

 

This edition includes an account of Cambodian Adidas worker Eam Rin’s visit to the UK, a look at union organising in Bangladesh, artists reactions to Rana Plaza, and campaign success as Matalan finally caves in to pressure and donates to the Rana Plaza compensation fund.

 

Read the Action Update here: Action Update Winter 2014