Hold a non-uniform day to raise awareness about the impacts of sweatshops and fast fashion.
Did you know that Development and Peace — Caritas Canada helped organize Catholic schools in the 1990’s to build more accountability from uniform providers like McCarthy’s, demanding that workers in the Global South who make their uniforms have their dignity and rights respected?
Unfair working conditions continue to exist for the people who make our clothes, largely due to the pressures of the fast fashion industry. Research the issue to develop an announcement that you use to promote your non-uniform day (an excellent resource is www.cleanclothes.org).
On your non-uniform day, put a world map up in a public place (upside down, of course!). Invite students to put a pin on the map in the country where the clothes they are wearing were made.