What is a business? ethical businesses in fashion

  • We'll talk about fashion brands
  • We'll look into which brands are ethical or classified as Fair Trade
  • We'll discuss the sales figures, and the profits that businesses make
  • We'll read about a UK fair trade business
Can you name some popular fashion brands or clothing retailers?
  • Try and classify them into categories, perhaps most popular in the UAE, or most expensive to, economical
  • Are some local companies to the UAE?
  • Which companies are the strongest in the fashion sector, and why do you think so?
  • How do you feel about this scene here?
  • What do you think the working conditions are like?
  • What are some companies now doing to improve the work environment in clothing factories, and why?

We will now watch a video about an Ethical Clothing company. Here is some vocabulary you might need.

  • crochet
  • employees
  • Uganda
  • resurgence
  • Craze

Lets' watch this video, one team member makes notes, and reports back to the class.

Time for some further reading

Finally.......a group task

Research a fashion business that you know about and present it to the class.

  • Tell the class the company's history, where, when, and how did they begin their journey
  • What was their turnover in 2016
  • What were their profits
  • How many employees do they have?
  • Where are their physical offices based? (main office)

Credits:

Created with images by ELANUSA - "fashion woman beauty" • JeepersMedia - "H&M HandM" • Labour Behind the Label - "Khorat_Factory_Bangkok" • Hans - "glasses read learn"

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