Fashion Revolution Week is from the 23-29th April this year. This date falls on the anniversary of the Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh. This tragedy, which should never have been able to happen, killed 1138 people and injured many more. The focus of Fashion Revolution Week is the #whomademyclothes campaign. Consumers should be asking brands – large and small – #whomademyclothes and brands and producers are encouraged to respond with the hashtag #imadeyourclothes and to demonstrate transparency in their supply chain. When we, as individuals, collectively demand to know, brands have to listen.
Ask brands #whomademyclothes?
There’s also a whole load of events going on during the week in which you can get involved with, from sustainable brand launches to Fashion Question Time (that one’s by invitation only). There is sustainable shopping, mending, networking and so much more. I’ve listed a few highlights below.
London Sustainable Fashion Rooms (London)
April 23 @ 3:00 pm – April 29 @ 8:00 pm
From niche to norm: Ethical fashion and footwear take centre-stage during Fashion Revolution Week in this week-long community hub and pop-up boutique curated by Po-Zu.
Speed networking & launch of London Sustainable Fashion Rooms (London)
April 23 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Speed networking event and launch of the London Sustainable Fashion Rooms. A week-long, curated selection of London’s finest sustainable designers and workshops.
Upcycling workshop with Stitched Up (Lancaster)
April 23 @ 6:00 pm
Stitched Up are hosting an upcycling workshop to ‘Bring Life Back to Your Old Garments’ in Lancaster! Mending and repairs, or a re-style … the choice is yours.
Print the Revolution! (Portsmouth)
For a small donation to Fashion Revolution, University of Portsmouth students will give your old clothes a new lease of life by printing one of their amazing printed textile designs over it.
Rana Plaza – Never Again – 5 Years On (London)
April 24 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
This event and curated shopping event aims to deepen the debate on fashion, in terms of workers’ rights and environmental sustainability and showcase the best ethical fashion brands.
The Future of Fashion (Brighton)
April 25 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Amberoot’s CEO Gintare Matuzaite will talk about the issues and both historical and innovative solutions for making fashion more beautiful, environmentaly friendly and ethical.
DiscoMAKE & Mend (London)
April 26 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Led by Matthew Needham and Maddie William, they’ll be on hand to support you in your mending and in taking part, you’re not only extending the lifecycle of textiles, you’re also helping to transform the lives of the UK’s most vulnerable.
Fashion Revolution Week at Tibits (London)
April 27 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Celebrity Stylist Holly will be sharing her top tips on how to re-purpose your wardrobe and understand what sustainability actually means when it comes to personal style.