Fashion Revolution – we can do it!
So have you heard the news ? Fashion Revolution Week 2018 was bigger and bolder than ever before with way over 1,000 events taking place in more than 100 countries. And this time it doesn’t feel like just a transient trend. Brands and consumers are waking up and taking action for positive change in the industry, asking #WhoMadeMyClothes
Let’s just take a moment to remember what it’s all about. On the 24th April 2013, the Rana Plaza collapse became the fourth largest industrial disaster in history. With more than 1,130 garment workers perishing in the tragedy, and all in the name of fashion.
These workers were told they had to go into work or fear for their jobs, although the building had already been condemned as unfit. The factory’s within the building were making clothing for high street brands including, Primark , Benetton, Mango, Walmart … and others.
Faced with a disaster of this scale in the name of Fashion two incredible women Orsola De Castro (From Somewhere) and Carry Somers (Pachacuti) started Fashion Revolution that same year . Designers worldwide have joined the movement to show how it’s possible to make a different kind of fashion, these include designers such as Vivienne Westwood, Stella McCartney, Eileen Fischer, Phoebe English, Veja and Christopher Raeburn who take part, by opening their studios or getting involved in workshops.
What can you do? A good place to start would be to sign the manifesto in order to create a world where fashion can be part of the positive change .