So many of us care about what we eat and about the products we use on our bodies and in our homes … but what about the clothes we are wearing?
Every April the global community comes together to recognize Fashion Revolution Week. It centered around the anniversary of the Rana Plaza factory collapse, which killed 1,138 people and injured many more on April 24, 2013. This year, marking 8 years since the tragedy, Fashion Revolution Week focused on the interconnectedness of human rights and the rights of nature. Their campaign amplified unheard voices across the fashion supply chain and harnessed the creativity of the community to explore innovative and interconnected solutions.
Transparency is the first step to transform the fashion industry. Fashion Revolution is calling upon citizens everywhere to demand greater transparency from brands by asking #WhoMadeMyFabric? They’re also calling for producers to tell us #IMadeYourFabric, so we can connect more closely with the people who produce the fabrics and raw materials we wear.
To get involved (please do!), follow @fash_rev on social media to get live updates on the campaign and join the conversation. Remember, with every dollar you spend, you are voting for more of the same, so … let’s spend our dollars with care … this is what we call, Empathy Economics. There are so many incredible people, and lovely companies to support. Together, we can use the power of fashion to inspire change and reconnect the broken links in the supply chain. Let’s slow fashion down together and call for a better, fairer, cleaner, safer, and more transparent industry – and a healthier, happier world. Fast fashion and fast consumption doesn’t work.
Take your education and action into your own hands.