Fashion Revolution Week takes place from April 23rd - 29th 2018
This week falls on the anniversary of the Rana Plaza factory collapse. This devastating event killed 1,138 people and injured many more on 24th April 2013. The mission of the week is to unite consumers and organisations to work together towards changing the way our clothes are sourced, produced and consumed.
During this week, consumers are asked to use the hashtag #WhoMadeMyClothes and tag the brand that they are buying from. Brands and producers are encouraged to respond with the hashtag #IMadeYourClothes and to demonstrate transparency in their supply chain.
There are lots of ways to get involved in Fashion Revolution week. The easiest way is to use the hashtag #WhoMadeMyClothes on social media when posting about an item you have purchased and tagging the brand or company you have purchased from.
The Global Fashion Exchange have teamed up with Fashion Revolution to create and encourage swap shops. Their aim is to save a million pounds of clothes from being discarded by giving them a second life. You can easily organise and host a swap shop during this week in April with the help of the Global Fashion Exchange Tool Kit
Don’t forget to start using the hashtag #WhoMadeMyClothes
Fashion Revolution Week is not about making people feel guilty about their purchases, but more so about encouraging consumers to be more aware of who they are buying from and the impact it makes on a persons life. The more people who get involved and talk about this the better. We want our clothes to be made in a safe and clean environment with the garment workers earning a decent wage.
Join the revolution!
Social media accounts to follow:
The True Cost Movie on Netflix
The Wardrobe Crisis by Clare Press
Overdressed; The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion by Elizabeth L. Cline
To Die For by Lucy Siegal
Wear No Evil by Greta Eagan
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