Primary Education – The Journey of a T-shirt

During the Journey of a T-shirt programme, students explore the entire value chain of a cotton T-shirt – meaning how it’s made – from farmer to consumer. Where they learn about the production processes through hands-on interactive elements and challenging assignments. The students will learn about the clothes they wear and where they come from, analysing their own clothing to discover the answers as well as the best ways to care for their clothing and what to do with old items. They will explore their own fashion behaviour, habits and the actions they can take to have a positive impact on people and our planet.

Students will leave The Journey of a T-shirt programme with a deeper knowledge of:

  • The resources, materials and processes that go into making a single cotton T-shirt
  • The challenges of today’s fashion value chain, unsustainable practices and the solutions needed to drive the transformation towards circularity
  • Become aware of the role of the ‘consumer’ and what that can mean for them in their own context (individually, family etc.)
    The simple actions they can apply in daily life to begin their own good fashion journey


Practical information

  • Primarily education classes, group 4-8 (7-10 years)
  • Capacity: approximately. 25 students per class
  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Rate: €150 per class
  • Includes access for two teachers or supervisors
  • As preparation schools are asked to please inform kids and families to pack an extra T-shirt each to use during the programme for analysis

What do you receive?

  • Access to the museum for the entire day
  • The Fashion for Good Museum passport (an assignment booklet)


The Journey of a T-shirt can be booked for any day of the week, at least 2 weeks in advance.

For bookings or any other questions, please contact

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    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!