Become an active citizen through your wardrobe. ~Livia Firth
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.
This week is Fashion Revolution Week, the time when we come together as a global community to create a better fashion industry. It centers around the anniversary of the Rana Plaza factory collapse, which killed 1,138 people and injured many more on 24 April 2013. This year, it marks 8 years since the tragedy, Fashion Revolution Week will focus on the interconnectedness of human rights and the rights of nature. Their campaign will amplify unheard voices across the fashion supply chain and harness the creativity of our community to explore innovative and interconnected solutions.
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. 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, starting with these links.
Read this before your next shopping trip – Follow these tips and make your next shopping trip count! The clothes that suit you the best will always be those that match your values.
Fair Trade: What it means + Why it matters – Learn more about Fair Trade – because having a socially responsible fashion industry also means properly paying + protecting those who grow and harvest the materials we use.
What We’re Wearing – Our own t-shirts and sweatshirts are made with organic cotton and printed on demand in a renewable energy powered factory.
Hair Ties: The Underestimated Culprit in the World’s Plastic Problem – 20,000 pounds of hair elastics (or the equivalent weight of a city bus) are dumped into our planet each day! These organic, plastic free hair ties are a great solution.
The Child Labour Experiment– Watch and share this video. If children are too young to be working in our stores, they’re also too young to be making our clothes:
Who Made My Clothes?– Watch and share this video. Millions of people make our clothes. Too many live in poverty, exploitation or danger. We can change that. Join the #FashionRevolution and demand a fair, safe and more transparent industry.