The Clothes Line

A resource exploring cotton production and the textile industry in India for pupils aged 7–11

Teach about Fair Trade, the textiles industry and India with this series of lesson plans and photo story.


Lessons include an exploration of the journey of cotton from the field to the shops; a quiz about India; and a class survey about the origins of students' own clothes. They all explore the concept of Fair Trade.


There is a supporting information sheet on cotton, trade and Fair Trade to provide background to your teaching. 


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