Life Cycle of a Textile School Program
Posted: Mar 16th, 2023 | News

The Life Cycle of a Textile program provides links to the Ontario Curriculum for learners in Grade 8 through Grade 12, relating to the subjects of Social Studies, Geography, Science & Technology, and Fashion.  

 This program will facilitate students’ learning about textiles: what they are, and where they come from. Students will gain confidence in understanding different fibres and fabrics, as well as the social and environmental impact of the production, use, and disposal of textiles.  

 Through processes of inquiry, self-reflection, critical analysis, and hands-on skill-building, students will be invited to examine the ways in which they contribute to the life cycles of textiles in their lives, and how they themselves can take on practices of sustainability and stewardship with their own clothing.  

 The program is tailored to each student group through consultation with educators, aligning the visit with current class content, learning expectations, and accessibility needs. 

Ontario Curriculum Learning Expectations ( 2022-2023) in relation to the Life Cycle of a Textile can be accessed here. Life Cycle of a Textile Learning Expectations

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A workbook that students can refer to for resources and additional information can be found here. Life Cycle of a Textile Workbook

You can also watch weaver Keiko Shintani talk about the many lives of a textile here. This is an example of the digital content available as a resource for this program.

This program is generously supported by: