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Sustainable Style Game with Your Daughter
By Mike Mankiewicz
Photos by Ketut Subiyanto
Are you looking for a creative way to bond with your daughter while teaching her about sustainable fashion? Look no further! With just a few household items and a sprinkle of imagination, you can transform learning about eco-friendly clothing into something that’s more than just a game, it’s an adventure!
First things first! Clear out a space where you and your daughter can spread out comfortably with plenty of room to move around. Gather up some old clothes, scarves, hats, and accessories from your wardrobe or thrift stores to serve as props for The Eco-Fashion Show!
Encourage your daughter to pick out her favorite pieces from the pile of clothes and accessories. As she selects each item, the two of you will discuss its material, where it came from, and how it can be styled in different ways. It is important to emphasize choosing sustainable materials like organic cotton, hemp, or recycled fabrics.
Next! Get creative with a DIY design challenge! Give each other a theme or a specific item to upcycle, such as turning an old t-shirt into a tote bag or embellishing a plain jacket with fabric scraps. Set a timer and see who can come up with the most innovative design!
Fashion Trivia Time
Test your fashion knowledge with a round of sustainability trivia! Create a list of questions related to eco-friendly fashion, such as “What does it mean for clothing to be ‘ethically made’?” or “How can we reduce textile waste?” Take turns answering the questions and award points for correct answers. The winner gets a sustainable fashion-themed prize, like a homemade recycled jewelry piece.
Swap and Shop
Encourage eco-friendly shopping habits with a swap and shop activity! Have your daughter gather clothes and accessories she no longer wears and set up a mini-swapping station. Let her trade items with you or her friends to refresh her wardrobe in a sustainable way.
Incorporating sustainable fashion into your quality time with your daughter doesn’t have to be dull or preachy. By turning it into a fun game, you can ignite her curiosity and creativity while instilling valuable lessons about environmental responsibility.
Unleash your imagination, and get ready to embark on a sustainable style adventure together!
Mike Mankiewicz
Mike Mankiewicz
Mike Mankiewicz shares his funny outlook on Fridays. Mike worked in the radio for 35 years which is why he is such a smart alec. He loves to make fun of everything including himself. He will write about PC gaming, easy recipes, why free movies kick booty, why people act so goofy sometimes, and always remember laughter is good for the soul!
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