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KS3 Ethical Fashion

Employability - Working in Fashion

Who works in the fashion industry?

Brainstorm all the jobs that people can think of associated with the fashion industry.  Challenge the pupils to think of all the associated jobs with the most obvious roles they think of.  For example, if they say ‘fashion designer’ ask them who makes the clothes that the fashion designer creates, or if they say ‘sales assistant’, ask them who creates the displays in fashion retail stores. 

Ask children to research on the Internet to find out more about jobs related to the fashion industry.  They could also conduct interviews with people who work in fashion stores or in clothing factories to find out about other jobs in fashion.

Ask them to come up with a way to categorise the list – for example, some jobs may be to do with creating or making fashion, others with selling fashion and others with the advertising or merchandising of fashion.

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