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Orange isn't the new black

25 July 2014

Orange fabric

The US drama series Orange Is The New Black, which is set in a women's prison, has put the iconic "orange jumpsuit" prison uniform into the cultural zeitgeist in an almost unprecedented way. A Sheriff from Saginaw County in the US state of Michigan has said the classic orange jumpsuit is becoming a fashion item.

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Discussion starters

  • Technological products: Use this and other examples to describe the properties of materials used in particular products that can be measured subjectively and describe how the properties combine to ensure the materials allow the product to be technically feasible and socially acceptable. (level 3)
  • Characteristics of technology: Use this and other examples to describe examples of how technology has impacted on the social world over time. (level 3)


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Keywords: prison, jumpsuits, characteristics of technology, technological products

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