Fashion Revolution Week: “Use your voice to change the fashion industry”

Global movement, Fashion Revolution, is urging people to use their voice and power to change the fashion industry, as Fashion Revolution Week comes into full swing.

By people all over the world asking brands #whomademyclothes and demanding greater transparency in the fashion supply chain, Fashion Revolution believe the more brands will listen.

Fashion Revolution – which calls for a fairer, safer, cleaner, more transparent fashion industry – was founded after the collapse of the Rana Plaza building in Bangladesh on 24 April 2013. A total of 1,138 people died and another 2,500 were injured, making it the fourth largest industrial disaster in history.

There were five garment factories in Rana Plaza all manufacturing clothing for big global brands. The victims were mostly young women.

Fashion Revolution Week, which runs from 23-29 April, coincides with the fifth anniversary of the Rana Plaza disaster. A range of events from screenings, clothes swapping parties through to talks are taking place in cities around the world. You can find an event near you here.

Fashion Revolution’s website has a variety of resources for people to download for free, including a sample letter to send to brands, a sample postcard to send to policymakers, and a toolkit of inspiration and ideas about how you can use your voice and your power to transform the fashion industry.

Fashion Revolution

Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief @rosamedea

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