Did you know today is Fashion Revolution Day? Do you know who made the clothing you are wearing?
“Fashion Revolution Day is an opportunity to celebrate fashion as a positive influence, raise awareness of the fashion industry’s most pressing issues, show that change is possible and celebrate those who are on a journey to create a more ethical and sustainable future for fashion. Together, we will rally the high street, the high end, the innovators, the fashion students, the media, the public, the activists, the makers, the wearers – and everyone in between. The event will highlight QR Code project #tracemyfashion in order to promote transparency in the Fashion Industry. Fashion Revolution Bangladesh in partnership with BGMEA University of Fashion & Technology – BUFT and Hong Kong-based non-profit, Lensational will launch an interactive platform to answer #whomademyclothes and Norway based organization Fashion Footprint.”
Two years ago today, on 24 April 2013, 1133 people were killed and over 2500 were injured when the Rana Plaza factory complex collapsed in Dhaka, Bangladesh. These types of events have been happening for too long, I wrote a few weeks ago about child labor issues that have also plaqued the fashion supply chains.
Fashion Revolution is taking a stand against these issues and asking fashion companies who makes their clothing. Won’t you join us, take a picture/selfieof the label and hashtag it #whomademyclothes and then be sure to tag the brand! Who worked hard to spun the threads, to sew them together, who grew the cotton? Ask your favorite fashion company, make this campaign even bigger than last year!
Cheers to ethical fashion!