This week will be the Fashion Revolution week and as every year several events will take place in different countries in the whole world. The Fashion Revolution has entitled the anniversary of the Rana Plaza disaster in Bangladesh. A garment factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh collapsed in the middle of the workday, killing 1,134 workers and injuring over 2,500 others. Since 2014, millions of people around the world called on brands to answer the question Who Made My Clothes? The hashtag #whomademyclothes became a trending topic in all the social media, It became Fashion Revolution Week.
Since 2014, Fashion Revolution Week is a week of campaigns and actions to demand greater transparency in the fashion supply chain. There are different events in all countries that joined this revolution. Brands, designers, bloggers, local associations, schools and many more, are joining this revolution week creating different events to raise consumer’s awareness of the problem. There are swap parties, where you can exchange clothes that you don’t wear anymore, conferences, roundtables, catwalks carried out by local brands and local artisans and you can also watch the film True Cost.
In Spain, there are also different events that you can attend in different cities, have a look at this link to find out what is going on in your city and don’t miss the chance to attend one of them: Events
The whole week is going to be focussing on the topic of Fast Fashion, alternatives to the problems and possible solutions.
Why do we need a Fashion Revolution?
Nowadays, people and the ecosystem are suffering the way fashion is made and consumed, so we need to slow down the way we consume fashion. It is not just a matter of pollution, but also about Human Rights. Approximately 75 million people work to make our clothes. 80% of them are women between the ages of 18 and 35, but all of them live in poverty, unable to afford life’s basic necessities. So, something has to be done.
Several initiatives are taken in order to make people become more conscious of the problem. Every year the number of people joining the Fashion Revolution Week is increasing considerably. More people are calling out for transparency in the garment industry, with the hashtag #whomademyclothes and the hashtag #imadeyourclothes, that are calling all the workers and artisans within the fashion supply chain to speak out.
So, get ready for a week full of events and celebrations. Take your favorite garment, the oldest one that you own and take a picture of your wearing it. Tell us why do you like it and why do you keep it for so many years. This will be the best way to make other people understand the importance of keeping our clothes as long as we can, in order to preserve the planet and not be part of this fast fashion consumer that is destroying the whole ecosystem.
Have a wonderful Fashion Revolution Week!