Wear(e)able

Project "Wear(e)able" supports the wave of commitment by young people and focuses on environmental protection with the issue of sustainable clothing, which has so far received too little attention. We say "YES WE AR (E) ABLE" - to be best dressed sustainably! To be WEARABLE for the environment and still be well dressed - yes it works.
Weareable
AIM

Wear(e)able aims to support young people in acquiring the knowledge necessary to increase their awareness of fast fashion and the inherent microplastic problem, develop alternatives for action that offer attractive alternatives to their buying behaviour and are applicable to their reality of life and their daily handling of fashion, develop their personal attitude towards the fast fashion culture, which is currently ubiquitous and is becoming ever faster, and to carry it out into the world via their peers.

SHORT DESCRIPTION

After the current developments in youth culture, there can be no more talk of an “apolitical youth”, as it was their reputation for a long time. Especially through the worldwide movement “Fridays for Future” and the Europe-wide protests against upload filters the political interest of young people became obvious. They care about the future of our planet and many young people are willing to change their lifestyle in order to give the environment a chance to relax and stay intact for a long time to come. However, many young people still don’t know what to change. We are building on this positive development and in this project, we are launching an action-oriented awareness campaign on the subject of sustainable and plastic-free fashion.

PROJECT MAIN ACTIVITES
  • We organise focus groups where we ask young people about their access to fashion, whether they are aware of fast fashion, whether they see problems in it and whether they know alternatives;
  • We develop target group-oriented learning materials. Based on the findings, we design state-of-the-art e-learning content on an interactive learning platform on sustainable fashion. We also design a guide for youth workers on how to work on the topic with young people and inspire them to do so;
  • We develop practical actual activities. We create different workshop settings and carry them out in order to jointly develop ideas and alternatives for plastic-free clothing. We record these on SetCards, which are designed to be sophisticated for young people;
  • We create a real toolbox for sustainable fashion consumption. This includes various textiles, a sewing machine, upcycling tools and creatively designed instructions for action;
  • We create a podcast on topics of sustainable fashion.
PROJECT MAIN ACTIVITES
  • We organise focus groups where we ask young people about their access to fashion, whether they are aware of fast fashion, whether they see problems in it and whether they know alternatives;
  • We develop target group-oriented learning materials. Based on the findings, we design state-of-the-art e-learning content on an interactive learning platform on sustainable fashion. We also design a guide for youth workers on how to work on the topic with young people and inspire them to do so;
  • We develop practical actual activities. We create different workshop settings and carry them out in order to jointly develop ideas and alternatives for plastic-free clothing. We record these on SetCards, which are designed to be sophisticated for young people;
  • We create a real toolbox for sustainable fashion consumption. This includes various textiles, a sewing machine, upcycling tools and creatively designed instructions for action;
  • We create a podcast on topics of sustainable fashion.

Wear(e)able is funded by Erasmus+ and is a collaboration between 7 partners: Association Active Youth (Lithuania), bit schulungscenter (Austria), Green Elephant Foundation (Poland), Jonathan Cooperativa Sociale (Italy), LOGO! Jugendmanagement (Federal State of Styria).

WAYS TO GET INVOLVED

For youngsters:

  • Be a part of one of our focus groups, spread your thoughts and ideas to peers on how to dress more sustainably
  • Take part in our workshops about sustainable fashion
  • Check out our interactive learning platform and learn more about fast fashion and ways to combat it
  • Listen to our podcast and spread the word about it

For youth workers and educators:

  • Access, use and share our learning platform in everyday teachings to young people
  • Access, use and share our sustainable fashion game and toolbox, also workshop about sustainable fashion methodology
  • Take part in our events
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Inga
Project Manager

Inga Vederytė

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