We live in a world where shopping is easy - at the click of a button, you can purchase a completely new wardrobe. The 21st century has created space for a plethora of department stores and advanced online shopping to be so quick and comfortable that we’ve stopped thinking about it. Fast fashion continues to grow as a ceaseless industry, with its empire building a curated lens for society, disregarding the fabrication of the garments. Think about the last time you purchased something - did you consider who made it?
This year, Fashion Revolution Week intends to pose questions to consumers to adjust the blind seams of fast fashion. The week commencing on the 5th anniversary of the Rana Plaza factory collapse symbolises the necessity of change within the fashion industry. Fashion Revolution is a movement held annually on a global scale, designed for people and organisations to work together towards radically changing the way our clothes are sourced, produced and consumed. More specifically this year, the week aims to celebrate workers within the manufacturing end of the industry, with a campaign hashtag driving the week “#whomademyclothes” to demonstrate transparency in the supply chain.
The week will raise awareness to consumers who have not consciously considered the negative impacts of fashion. The realm of fast fashion is not only detrimental environmentally but takes part in unethical work, misusing workers monetarily and physically. Fashion is a perpetual industry that won’t stop and it doesn’t have to if the world collaborates to shift the mindset of fast fashion and sews a path to slow fashion where workers are appreciated.
Join Fashion Revolution Week this year by supporting the journey it entails to cause radical change within the fashion industry!
DATES: 23th-29th April 2018