MBO – The Circular Fashion Programme

The Circular Fashion Programme at Fashion for Good Museum is designed and targeted completely towards the next generation entering the workforce – vocational education students (MBO). During the programme, students will be guided through the museum by a tour guide to learn about circularity in fashion and how this could be translated into their own work in the future.

Students will also be introduced to important industry terminology and participate in short practical activities along the way, encouraging them to relate to and process the information in their own individual context. This includes analysing their own clothing to better understand the journey a single garment goes through before making its way onto the market, and collecting positive small actions they can incorporate into their own personal daily routines. Finally, students will get to know the innovators changing the industry for the better and have the chance to put all this new found knowledge to good use by designing their own future forward garment.

During the Circular Fashion Programme students will:

  • Gain understanding of the value-chain involved in creating a T-shirt and the impact that has on our planet
  • Consider industry solutions which they can relate to
  • Gain insight in to the role of the consumer and their own position in the narrative
  • Get to know the innovators who use scientific practices to change the industry for the better
  • Consider their role in the process as someone new entering the industry

Other Education Programmes

    MBO Toolkit - The Circular Fashion Programme


    The Circular Fashion Programme has been developed to place more emphasis on circularity and sustainable practices within (Dutch) fashion-focused higher education. It has been designed for and with students in Dutch MBO-education (practical higher education).

    MBO/HBO Toolkit – Classroom of the Future: the stories behind cotton


    Educational toolkit Classroom of the Future: the stories behind cotton takes students on a six session journey exploring the impact of cotton on people and our planet. Simultaneously, students are encouraged to follow, recognise and map their own learning and design process. They also gain understanding of how history and stories around a material can have impact on the present and the future as the next generation of makers. This toolkit is adaptable and suitable for MBO and HBO education students with a focus on creative studies like fashion, art and design. Teachers are also encouraged to use the tools as a base to apply in their own contexts. 

    Kids Birthday Party

    Celebrate your birthday in the Fashion for Good Museum! During your party celebration you will go on The Journey of a T-shirt. The workshop will start with a short tour explaining how a T-shirt is made. After the introduction, the design workshop will start where you will decorate your own sustainable, fashion-forward T-shirt with natural dyes made from avocados, coffee and turmeric, as well as fun fabric markers and ‘off-cut’ embellishments!