Learn about the “Wear it fair” project, which is designed to support young leaders and youth workers in promoting fair and sustainable fashion among young people.
The project’s main aim is to help participants develop the skills needed to advocate for ethical fashion in their work with youth.
The project will be held from 04 to 12 May in Olde Vechte, Netherlands.
The association Advocates Who Thrive is the organiser of the project. It is a charity group who work to make positive changes for human rights, animal rights, inclusion, and taking care of the Earth.
The main goal of Wear it Fair is to support young leaders and youth workers so they can confidently speak up for ethical fashion.
They’ll learn how to organise campaigns that involve young people in their community.
The project includes a week-long training course for 24 participants, focusing on informal education methods.
This course focuses on hands-on learning: it provides the conditions for participants to learn while they take charge of their own learning.
Participants engage in activities such as designing their fashion campaign, exchanging ideas with peers about the fashion industry, and evaluating existing campaigns for change.
Throughout and following the training, several support systems are available to foster participants’ growth, including daily reflection groups, collaboration in smaller teams, and empowerment sessions.
After participating in this traning course, participants will have the following learning outcomes:
- Understanding of the current fashion system and its impact on the environment and society.
- Ability to evaluate alternative options to fast fashion and gain practical experience with some of them
- Increased empowerment and commitment to advocating for a sustainable and ethical fashion industry.
- Familiarity with strategies and effective methods for campaigning and influencing others on sustainability and human rights, especially fair fashion.
- Improved skills in developing and managing campaign initiatives, as well as engaging youth from local communities or networks.
- Expanded network of individuals and organisations actively working towards positive change in the fashion industry.
If you would like to submit your application to participate in this traning course, these are the requirements:
- Young leader or someone wanting to work with youth
- Minimum age of 18
- Living in Cyprus, Germany, Greece, Italy, Poland, Sweden, or The Netherlands
- Willing to meet new people from different backgrounds
- Comfortable speaking English confidently
If you’re keen on making a difference in the fashion world and want to inspire and educate young people in your community to support fair fashion, this opportunity is for you.
You don’t need extensive campaigning or fashion industry experience to participate.
How to participate?
More information about the project can be found in the infopack.
Finally, if you meet the requirements for participation, you can submit your application through the official portal of Salto-Youth.
The deadline is the 20 February 2024.