Upcycling Fashion Curriculum - Minnesota State University, Mankato

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Ideas for FACS
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Units, Class Projects, Community Service Learning, Fashion Club,
FCCLA, Fundraiser, etc…
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Incorporates STEM, Core Content, 21st Century Skills, Critical Thinking
 Fashion, Apparel Construction, Housing, or Interior Design Classes
 Independent or Family Living (family recourses, policy, ethics),
Consumerism
 Media Arts Standard– FCS Focus
 Others?
National Standards -Family and Consumer Sciences
Area of Study 2.0. Consumer and Family Resources
 2.2. Analyze the relationship of the environment to family
and consumer resources.
 2.2.3. Demonstrate behaviors that conserve, reuse, and
recycle resources to maintain the environment.
Area of Study 16.0. Textiles, Fashion, and Apparel
 16.3.3. Utilize elements and principles of design in
designing, constructing, and or/altering textile, apparel,
and fashion products.
 16.4.5. Demonstrate basic skills for producing and altering
textile products and apparel.
Media Standards:
Media Arts has no teaching license associated
with it, it is a logical credit for CTE to pursue.
The course would need to document how it
meets the grade level appropriate media arts
standards, but since there is no license, the
highly qualified teacher required is not
applicable.
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Inger Wegener (via email)
career and Technical Education Coordinator
Department of Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development
University of Minnesota
Upcycling is
returning materials
to a useable form.
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Recycling is
changing the
composition
of the materials.
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i.e.: pop bottle
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The Environmental Protection Agency estimates
that the average person throws away 70 pounds
of clothing per year –3.8 billion pounds of
unnecessary waste added to our landfills.
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Deaf Student Art
Academy
 http://psdartgallery.blog
spot.com/
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Runway
Recycle/Refashion:
Project Suitcase
 http://familyconsumersc
iences.com/2012/09/run
way-recyclerefashionproject/
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Upcycling – Interiors Ideas
 http://www.popsugar.com/smart-living/Cool-
Upcycling-Projects-24338804
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Refuse, reduce, reuse, and recycle (Lesson
plan - incorporates stem and sustainability
w/ activity)
 http://www.abc.net.au/btn/resources/teacher/epis
ode/20131105-greenart.pdf
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Upcycled Fashion- Lesson Plan
 http://www.sdvisualarts.net/sdvan_new/pdf/AMFless
on.pdf
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Eco Fashion – Lesson Plan
 http://www.teensturninggreen.org/wordpress/wp-
content/uploads/2013/09/pgc-style-curriculumv2a.pdf
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Terracycle Curriculum- sustainability
 http://www.terracycle.com/en-US/curricula.html
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Clothing Companies Expand Recycling Article
i.e.: Patagonia
 http://www.chicagotribune.com/la-ig-
wastetofashion-20100321-story.html
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Fundraising – World Wear Project
 http://worldwearproject.com/
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Article – Recycling for Profit
 http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2014/07/
where-does-discarded-clothinggo/374613/?_ga=1.87160280.111369615.1405951308
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Pinterest – i.e.: Jeans
 http://www.pinterest.com/1949mindy/mean-
jeans/
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Blog
 http://theupcycleblog.com/
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“Trash-in/Fash-in Project” and School Run
Recycling Center – Spanish Club
 http://www.educationworld.com/a_curr/profdev/p
rofdev175.shtml
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A New Dress A Day for 365 days
 http://www.newdressaday.com/about/
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SMART – Educational Resources
 http://www.smartasn.org/educators-
kids/index.cfm
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Books:
 The Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy" Life story of a
simple t-shirt over five years.
http://www.amazon.com/The-Travels-T-Shirt-GlobalEconomy/dp/0470287160
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Many inspiration & “how-to’s” available
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Videos:
 Trashed Documentary – Jeremy Irons
▪ http://www.trashedfilm.com/
 The Story of Stuff
▪ http://storyofstuff.org/
Raw Fusion
Fashion Show –
2014
Fundraiser organized
by the Minnesota
River Builders
Association - $12,000
raised
Sponsors a
community program
every year.
Companies or
organizations
sponsor an entry –
create it and model
(hair & makeup
donated)
Theme every year –
announced in
January
Backpack Food
Program
Schmidt Siding &
Windows
Mankato Acupuncture
Clinic
Cherry Creek Inc.
(Kitchen Design)
The Design Element –
Lights on Madison
Rooms & Rest
Furniture
Cambria (Counters )
Office Space Design
Community Bank
Salvage Sisters
Liv Aveda Salon & Spa
Snell Auto Wash
Carlson Painting LLC
YWCA
Hansen Siding &
Windoes
Mankato Iron & Metal
Earl Johnson Furniture
& Bedding
Cones, Cones and more Cones….Oh My!!!!
Ginger P Designs
Thank you!

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