TIMING/LENGTH (IN MINUTES): 30’
In this activity, we will briefly go into the materials that are usually used in the textile sector, as an example of an area of work.
MATERIALS IN THE TEXTILE SECTOR
In the sewing and fashion sector we have a wide variety of materials, all of which are necessary for professional work.
First of all, we want to refer to those that we could consider of continuous use, and that, although they are fungible in their great majority, they can be used in more than one occasion and their wear is not as fast as others:
On the other hand, to be able to make the different articles, garments and products requires material that, although it can be reused to a great extent, has a higher wear and tear than the one mentioned above. In this case we are talking about the fabrics, beads and threads used for the actual manufacturing.
We take this opportunity to remind you of the alternatives within the fashion sector for recycling and reusing materials that are in good condition, transforming garments into other items (jeans and shirts into skirts, skirts into backpacks, etc.). Stop by the Recycling and Reuse teaching unit to refresh the concepts.
Now we would like to propose that you investigate the materials that are most used in one of the following sectors, and that you check if the reusable or recycled material is chosen: construction, automobiles, hotel business, office work.