Identifying the type of textile

For the teacher

The teacher provides the materials. In this task, the students sort materials, learn about concepts, definitions and the production chain and brainstorm new products or purposes of use.

Identifying the type of textile

There is a pile of textile material on the table. Identify and group the textile waste in front of you into fibre mass, cutting waste, ‘second-rate clothing’, second-hand clothing, second-hand leftovers and new clothing. 

  1. Sort the textile waste into groups. 
  2. In which phase of the production chain is textile waste created? 
  3. How can the waste be utilised? 
  4. Document the grouping and present your ideas.