For Teachers Home

KS3 Ethical Fashion

Employability - Working in Fashion

Enterprise Project:

The class are going to source, create and sell a line of ethically produced T-shirts or sweatshirts to sell at the whole-school ethical fashion event.  Let them know their budget and give them their brief:

Enterprise Project Tasks

  • Sell ethically produced T-shirts or sweatshirts and create a profit.
  • The T-shirt or sweatshirt will feature a design that promotes ethical fashion.
  • The T-shirt or sweatshirt is aimed at teenagers from 13 – 19.

Divide the class in to groups to tackle different aspects of the enterprise project. See print out of unit for a more detailed breakdown of tasks.

Group 1: Finance/Pricing

  • The finance group has overall responsibility for the budget. They will also be responsible for conducting research with the target audience, getting the best price for goods, maintaining an accounts book and creating a finance report.

Group 2: Sourcing/Buying

  • This group will need to research what is ethical fashion and find out about wholesalers who supply ethically produced T-shirts or sweatshirts.  The group must liaise with the design team and the finance group to determine the best supplier and organise the buying and delivery of the products.

Group 3: Design

  • This group will liaise with the sourcing group to discuss what type of T-shirt or sweatshirt they want to sell. The design group must come up with a logo or design then work with the finance to determine the best printer supplier and organise the printing and delivery of the T-shirts/sweatshirts.

Group 4: Sales/Advertising

  • This group will work with the finance team on coming up with a good price for the product. The group will plan how they will sell the product. They should take responsibility for advertising and negotiate with the finance team over sales. This group will create a ‘sales pitch’ to give to the rest of the school at the whole-school ethical fashion event.

Throughout the course of the project, hold regular progress meetings as a class where each group feeds back what they have achieved and what they still need to do.  This ensures that all groups are aware of what’s going on in the other parts of the enterprise.

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.