Matthew Benjamin is the Founder and CEO of Kapes. Kapes was launched in September 2020 to become the most sustainable school uniforms company in the world. They are more than (just) a school uniform company and their goal is to connect children to the things they wear, the places they are made, the people who make them, and the impacts on society and the planet, so that they grow up to build a sustainable future.
14 November 2021 | 15:50 - 16:10 | English | Students bringing sustainability into schools
In September we will be launching a groundbreaking student-led education programme to equip and empower young activists with the tools to create positive, lasting environmental change and teaches pupils that they should never underestimate the power of their voice. Kapes for Schools (working title) teaches pupils how to run their own campaign in the fight against the environmental and social impact of fashion; from challenging government and industry to creating tangible change in their schools and forming sustainable habits that will continue into adulthood. However, this doesn’t only have to be about making school uniforms sustainable, the programme equips pupils with the relevant skills to be able to run future campaigns on any issue they feel is important and to understand the strength they have in driving change.