Did you know it’s #FashionRevolution week 2017? Wait, let me back up. A few days ago I didn’t know what “Fashion Revolution” was either (click here for more about them). Fashion Revolution is a global movement to bring together all stakeholders in the fashion industry – from people who make clothes, to people who buy clothes – who believe that we need to work together to radically change the way clothes are sourced, produced, and consumed. Woo! They believe that “collaborating across the whole value chain — from farmer to consumer — is the only way to transform the industry.”
Sounds like a pretty cool organization, right? This organization has global events year-round, but it turns out there’s one happening in DC tomorrow night! Fashion Revolution is hosting a Night in DC with wearwell and WeWork from 5:30 – 8:30 pm, where there will be shopping, a panel discussion, and a clip of the movie The True Cost. Click here to get the deets and RSVP! I’ll be there 🙂
If you can’t make it to the event, there are other ways you can get involved and show your support for Fashion Revolution. The Fashion Revolution week is focused around their #whomademyclothes campaign, where they’re encouraging people to ask brands via social media (or another outlet) ‘who made my clothes?’ in order to demand more transparency in the fashion supply chain. The timing of this campaign also coincides with the anniversary of the Rana Plaza factory collapse, where 1,138 people were killed in 2013. So make sure to tweet/instagram/call/write your favorite brands demanding they answer who made our clothes. You can download Fashion Revolution’s ‘who made my clothes?’ poster here if you want to post a photo to social media.
Happy Fashion Revolutioning!