Fashion Revolution Week 2017

Its is Fashion Revolution Week! What’s that all about? I will tell you in this post 🙂

“Much of the global fashion industry is opaque, exploitative and environmentally damaging and desperately needs revolutionary change. We love fashion, but we don’t want our clothes to come at the cost of people or our planet”

Quote from fashionrevolution.com

The Fashion Revolution was created in 2013 in response to the Rana Plaza disaster in Bangladesh (in case you do not remember: 1133 garment workers in the Rana Plaza died and over 2500 were injured). The Fashion Revolution is a global movement calling for greater transparency, sustainability and ethics in the fashion industry. The demand for cheap “fast fashion” is like a race to the bottom which results in human rights violations for the workers and extreme pollution of the environment.

Did you know fashion is the second-highest polluting industry behind oil?

We are talking about companies such as H&M, Victoria’s Secret, Nike, Gap and many others which have had a ton of scandals in the past, mainly related to horrible working conditions.

Approximately 75 million people work in the fashion industry, 80% of them are young women. The majority of these people live in poverty, unable to afford life’s basic necessities. Many of them are exploited; verbal and physical abuse, working in unsafe and dirty conditions, not enough salary to feed their families…

To me, being part of this “revolution” means that I do NOT support any of the brands I know are supporting suffering and exploitation of workers in countries such as Bangladesh, India, Nepal, etc. This basically means that I do only shop new clothes from FAIR FASHION brands.

It also means that I ask every brand I cooperate with for my blog, WHO made the clothes they are sending to me. Knowing who makes my clothes makes me feel good and makes me wear my clothes with a good conscience.

 

You feel overwhelmed and you think that you are not able to change anything anyway? There are tons of options to make the fashion-world a better place!

Check out the DO SOMETHING page on fashionrevolution.org and find out more about what you can do

On the fashionrevolution.org website you can even get a bunch of free stuff, such as posters and social media content to download. Check it out HERE.

Furthermore:

Ask your favorite brands “who made my clothes?”

Choose fair fashion over fast fashion

Make conscious choices when shopping

Shop second hand

Make sure to check out Fashion Revolution Week on Instagram and join the movement by using the hashtags #whomademyclothes and #fashionrevolution.

Do not allow fashion to ruin our planet! We love fashion so lets make it last 🙂

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  1. April 27, 2017 / 1:43 pm

    I remember the Rana Plaza disaster and how devastating it was to learn of the tragedy and the horrible working conditions the workers were in. I don’t understand why these brands that are billion dollar companies can’t provide better working conditions and higher salaries for their workers, it’s not like they can’t afford it. It makes you wonder WHERE all the money goes, right? Well, I applaud and respect your dedication to bringing attention to fair fashion and the alternative options there are out there. I’ve definitely been more conscious in recent years myself, too. Thanks for sharing, beautiful, and I hope you’re having a great week so far!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    http://www.thestylecontour.com