Fashion Revolution is a global movement that is working towards a transparent, sustainable and ethical fashion industry aiming to radically change the way our clothes are sourced, produced and purchased.
What is Fashion Revolution Week?
Fashion Revolution Week also marks the anniversary of Rana Plaza Tragedy where more than 1000 garment factory workers were killed and more numbers injured. It is also a reminder for us to ask, "Who made my clothes?"
When at least 6 out of 20 richest people listed in Forbes are in retail, the majority of cotton farmers still do not get a fair price for their crop and workers have no possibility to negotiate their wages.
People from around the world showed the labels and asked the brands #whomademyclothes and the brands responded with information and even photos of their garment workers.
What is the impact of Fashion Revolution?
The Fashion Revolution Week has encouraged brands to be more transparent and motivated them to stop human rights abuses in their production houses and factories. 2016 being the strongest and loudest campaign ever saw many people participating in the campaign and several brands responded as well.
There is an increasing awareness about the process behind each product and people are conscious about the product. Fast Fashion isn't free, someone somewhere is paying for it; in the Rana Plaza case, with their lives.
How can you shop more ethically and contribute?
Thanks to Fashion Revolution and increasing awareness on Slow Fashion, the number of brands offering ethical and sustainable clothing are on the rise. Always ask for details about how the products are made. Be aware to buy organically grown cotton which is more sustainable for the farmers and the earth. Buy products that are Fair Trade Certified which ensures everybody who made your clothing were paid fair wages with proper working conditions. Always buy clothes that will lost longer than a season; the lesser you buy, the lesser the workers have to produce, the lesser pressure on them and better livelihood
Let's contribute and make a difference!