Sustainable School Uniforms ACCELERATOR PROGRAM

SUPERPOWER YOUR UNIFORMS

Our Sustainable School Uniforms Accelerator is a first and one of a kind program that has been designed to use school uniforms to help you align with the values of today’s parents and students, which include sustainability and societal impact.

Over 12 weeks we will guide you through our MICE Framework and provide you with a series of workshops with subject-matter experts and more. This will enable you to get the most out of your transition to our uniforms, engage your school community and build a foundation to tackle other areas of sustainability within your school. If you are committed to sustainability and ready to use this momentum to attract and retain students, then apply below

Materials and Manufacturing

The sustainability journey starts with the materials that your uniforms are made from. This is because the largest impact that you can have is at the raw materials level. Regardless of the how much you assess your impact or offset, if you don’t reduce as much as possible first, then you are simply kicking the can further down the road. Equally important is ensuring that your uniforms are made ethically. In our Materials and Manufacturing learning module and web classes you will:

Impact & Offsetting

You can’t improve what you don’t measure, which is why it is essential to measure your impact. Once you have this data, you can then offset your footprint effectively. In our Impact & Offsetting learning module and web classes you will:

Circularity

Currently suppliers adopt a take-make-waste model, with uniforms being destined for landfill. 80% of clothing globally ends up in landfill and this problem is exacerbated by the fact that children grow so quickly. By extending the life of a garment by 9 months, it can reduce the environmental impact by 30%. In our Circularity learning module and web classes you will:

Eco-Literacy

To scale the positive impact that you are having means educating your students and school community so that they can inspire others within their sphere of influence. Thus empowering them to make more climate conscious decisions as they grow older. In our Eco-Literacy learning module and web classes you will:

“ The state of school

uniforms is not good

enough. And settling

for the same old is not

going to help make the

world a better place.

Benchmark the
sustainability of
your school uniforms

Answer 12 questions and get a personalised report
that outlines specific actions you can take to improve your score.

Wins from the school community

THE ARBOR SCHOOL

The Arbor School is a premium all-through school located to the south of Dubai. The Arbor School aims to foster a positive, caring and compassionate school environment, in which learners can shine in many different ways. Arbor students shall become innovative and capable leaders, with a strong set of ethical values, anchored by a deep sense of global environmental justice and sustainability.

FAIRGREEN INTERNATIONAL

Fairgreen International School is a pioneering education community, with a mission to embrace and promote sustainability in all its forms. Developed to empower students with a forward-looking education, Fairgreen aims to inspire future generations to make a positive impact on the world as ambassadors of sustainable development.

What’s included?

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT

We welcome applications from schools that meet the following criteria:

01

At least 500 students

02

Can demonstrate a commitment to sustainability

03

Willing to create a Sustainability Committee to commit for the full duration of the program

04

Able to change uniform supplier starting from the forthcoming academic year
Please note that we do not participate in revenue shares and are only accepting schools that want to put people and planet ahead of profit.

Application Process

Enrolment is extremely limited, and we expect to accept just 10% of schools that apply. We will begin to review applications on 1st September 2022, although early bird applications can be made. The deadline to apply is 30th November 2022. Our team then reviews all applications carefully, based on the date that they were received. If there is a potential fit, we will reach out to schedule an in-person interview. Interviews will take place from November 2022, during which time you will have the opportunity to review samples.

We will get back to you by 12th December 2022 if you have been selected to participate in the program. Once you have decided to come onboard, we will send full details of the program your way.

Note: Rolling applications, priority will be given to applications submitted by 30th November 2022.

Over 12 weeks we will take you through our MICE Framework of Materials & Manufacturing, Impact & Offsetting, Circularity, and Eco-Literacy, as well as a bonus Sustainable Marketing module, with fortnightly workshops put in place for you to meet subject-matter experts virtually. By the end of the process you will not only have sustainable uniforms, and have designed a powerful pitch to engage your school community in this initiative, but you will also have the foundations to tackle sustainability in other areas of your school.