Fashion Revolution Week is fast approaching and we think you should really be a part of it. Really. This year FRW is happening from April 24-30 and commemorates the fourth anniversary of the collapse of the Rana Plaza garment factory in Bangladesh, where 1138 people needlessly lost their lives and countless more were injured. During the week events are held, questions are asked and awareness is raised in an effort to make the fashion industry just a whole lot better at respecting people and planet.
Need more reasons to get involved? Here are 3 we prepared for you:
1. Being mortally wounded is not a thing that should be involved in making clothes. ☠
Sounds pretty obvious. If death and injury were happening at your work place you’d probably be a little bit worried. But death and injury are happening at garment factories all over the place. In Cambodia recently, 2 people were killed in a boiler explosion at an unregistered garment factory. Not OK. Factories cut corners on safety to keep prices low but that’s how people become mortally wounded. Or maybe they get lucky and are just severely injured for life. Cool.
We can do better than this. Vive la révolution!
2. You’ve got the power. 💪🏻💪🏼💪🏽💪🏾💪🏿
Even more power than Harry Potter, Superman and possibly The Power of Three (put you’re hand up if you too were bummed you had a brother and not two powerful sisters that fought demons with you growing up). As someone who buys and wears clothes (I’m assuming) and lives in a sort of version of democracy, you can choose where you spend your money. Getting involved with FRW tells brands that you want to spend your money on clothing made in fair and wonderful conditions so they better get on that quick smart. You’re also likely to learn about some pretty splendid brands already doing all the good things.
Yep, you’re possibly more powerful than these three stylin’ gals. Shout out to the cargo skirt.
3. All the cool kids (cough cough Walk Sew Good cough) will be a part of it. 🤓
There are so many events taking place for FRW all over the world. In Australia alone there are nearly 30. We have been lucky enough to be invited to take part in an event hosted by WFTO Asia and Fashion Revolution Thailand in Chiang Mai. We’re pumped. These events are a great way to show your support for a better kind of fashion industry and learn a whole bunch of interesting things.
We will also be turning our clothes inside out, taking a selfie and asking the brands #whomademyclothes? You can do that too. Post your photo on social media and tag us so we can heap praise on you for being a wonderful human being. Look at these fresh faced beauties this time last year before 1800km of walking happened.
For more information on how to get involved head to fashionrevolution.org