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KS3 Ethical Fashion

Geography - Fashion & the Environment

What is the impact of cotton on the environment?

Ask pupils to work in groups and research the following sites to find out how cotton impacts on the environment and cotton workers.

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As a class discuss the impact of cotton farming on the environment.  List the major impacts on the environment and health.  For more information, show pupils the following clips about the impact of the cotton industry on the Aral Sea area in the 1990s.

Ask the class to create a fishbone diagram showing the causes and effects of the Aral Sea ecological disaster.

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