What responsibility do we have to change the world around us?
Can we be the catalysts of cultural movements towards a powerful social good?
Empowered to lead, level out the playing field and be part of the solution.
With Fashion Revolution Week starting next week we have pulled together some of the best events celebrating ethical and sustainable fashion, whilst understanding why this week is so important in changing our fashion industry for the better.
On the 6th anniversary of the Rana Plaza factory collapse, which killed 1,138 people and injured many more in 2013, Fashion Revolution encourages millions of people to ask brands #whomademyclothes and demand greater transparency in the fashion supply chain. The more people who ask #whomademyclothes, the more brands will listen. Use your voice and your power to change the fashion industry.
To find out how you can ask brands #whomademyclothes, and how you can get involved click here.
Together we are stronger. Like the Fashion Revolution we believe in a fashion industry that values people, the environment, creativity and profit in equal measure.
Since Fashion Revolution started, people from all over the world have used their voice and their power to tell brands that things must change. And it’s working. The industry is starting to change. More brands are being open about where their clothes are made. More manufacturers are making their factories safer. More producers are being seen and heard.
But the story is far from over. We are only just getting started. We can’t stop until every garment worker who makes the clothes we love is seen, heard, paid properly and working in safe conditions. Your voice does make a difference. We need to make this Fashion Revolution Week bigger and bolder than ever before. Ask brands #whomademyclothes?
Fanfare is a low impact, charity based organisation, we produce design led, innovative and contemporary clothing. We celebrate those with individuality, experimenting with new concepts to create bold shapes infused with a sense of wear-ability. Being constantly surrounded by creativity in the city of London, we have incorporated travel, fashion, lifestyle and art into each collection.
This expanding world has given rise to the world of fast fashion, where companies are mass-producing their pieces in order to offer low prices and keep up with ever-changing trends. These sort of brands are contributing to massive amounts of waste and exploitation within the fashion industry. In response we are promoting sustainable fashion with eco-conscious practices, we were created to inspire, encourage and offer people an alternative. Designed for longevity - our ethos is to be responsible, honest and modern.
The short product life cycles, use non-recyclable textiles leads to the clothing industry being the second largest polluter in the world.
For too long businesses have built supply chains to drive financial profits at the expense of people and the environment. Systematic exploitation remains rife, basic H&S measures do not exist, millions of workers live in poverty and with excessive hours, unpaid overtime, poor health, exhaustion, sexual harassment and slavery, practices need to change.
Children are working instead of going to school, workers cannot provide for their families, and 300,000 cotton farmers commit suicide each year.
Not to mention the environment - 1.7 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide is emitted annually and 2.1 billion tonnes of waste is produced each year. 2 million tonnes of clothing and textiles are thrown away each year in the UK and 80% of textile waste goes to landfills which could actually have been reused. Doing business as usual will not be an option any more.
Respecting those making our product that is revolutionary. Fashion has been incredibly stupid for a long time, lets bring it back to a place of intelligence and respect.
We have pulled together some of the best events happening next week in London for you to get involved in if you want to do your part in promoting sustainable fashion.
Hosted by the Ethical Hour, Ethical Brands for Fashion Revolution 2019, will bring together the best sustainable brands to shop and discover under one roof. We will be there so make sure you come and see us. Click here for tickets. For more events that we will be apart of click here.Fashion Open studio is a worldwide showcasing initiative of interactive open studio events which takes place during Fashion Revolution Week. In collaboration with the British Fashion Council and 50m Store this event includes workshops, panels, presentations and talks. Click here for tickets.
Vivienne Westwood with the Fashion Open studio - "Buy Less, Make It Last" Campaigning sustainable fashion and zero waste pattern cutting, find out how Vivienne implements environmentally conscious practices into her company. Click here for tickets.
Somerset House have always been curators of sustainable fashion exhibits and this year is no different. Join panel discussions on April 25 at 10:00 am - 4:00 pm and learn more about sustainable fabrications, zero waste and industry best practise. Click here for tickets.
Again at Somerset House, this is a two day event which explores how textile innovation intersects with design and activism to create sustainable change within the fashion industry and beyond. Click here for tickets.
On April 28 at 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm join Alice Wilby a sustainable fashion stylist and co-founder of art direction agency A Novel Approach for Innovative Wardrobe discussions. Asking the question: How can we still love fashion with an awareness of fashion’s impact on the environment? Click here for tickets.
Join Katharine during Fashion Revolution Week to hear how together we can fix the fashion industry by driving strong legislation in the interests of farmers, supply chain workers, employees and customers the world over. We need all our political engagement now to get the world we want. Click here for tickets.
Inspirational panels brought to you by the Fashion Open studio, Fashion Revolution and Sarabande: The Lee Alexander McQueen Foundation on Thu, 25 April 2019, 19:00. Click here for tickets.
We have always wanted to learn how to dye your own garments and materials. This workshop hosted by Cavan Jayne, Fashion Open Studio explores the Botanical dying process. Click here for tickets.
Wanting to get more into up cycling? This workshop is perfect for you. Mixing art with printing for you to transform your discarded clothing to make a (green fashion) statement. Click here for tickets.
Know the Origin are hosting a series of events and panels throughout the week with inspirational speakers from Vogue and Drapers. Check them all out by following this link.