"It’s time to use your voice and your power to transform the fashion industry into a force for good. It’s time for a Fashion Revolution." -fashionrevolution.org
April 18-24 is Fashion Revolution Week! Fashion Revolution is an organization that formed after the collapse of the Rana Plaza complex in Dhaka, Bangladesh in 2013. 1,134 people were killed and over 2,500 people were injured in the one incident. The Fashion Revolution team realized that the fashion industry needs a change and they are leading the movement to do so. Fashion can be ethical, sustainable and still look good!
"Fast fashion isn't free. Someone somewhere is paying." -Lucy Siegle
Fashion Revolution encourages everyone to "Be Curious", "Find Out" and "Do Something." The organization has created an easy way for people to begin that process by starting a hashtag campaign. #whomademyclothes is a way to call out brands and try to reach the truth! Here is how to participate:
- Wear a clothing item inside-out and backwards to show the label or choose to capture a close up of it, then take a picture.
- Upload your picture to the social media platform of your choice.
- Tag the brand in your caption and ask them who made your clothes! Fashion Revolution suggests this template: I'm [name] and I want to thank the people who made my [clothes]. Hi @[brand], #whomademyclothes? Sincerely, [email] [country]
Let's make some noise! And if you're in the Los Angeles area next weekend come check out the event that I'm hosting at CalArts. You can find details on the Fashion Revolution website and can rsvp on Facebook!