For the whole of April, Mindless Mag will be completely devoted to
Fashion Revolution .
Our Who Made My Clothes theme contains three questions that invite you to write your Fashion Revolution story. We’ll be sharing resources, contributions and interesting links to help you get started. We’ll also be hosting a very special series of writing workshops throughout the month at various venues in our home city, Liverpool.
What is Fashion Revolution?
Fashion Revolution is a global movement that runs all year long and holds a Fashion Revolution Week campaign every April to mark the anniversary of the Rana Plaza disaster.
Rana Plaza was the fourth largest industrial disaster in the world which took the lives of 1,138 factory workers, mainly women, making clothes for global brands.
Fashion Revolution advocates an industry that values people, the environment, creativity and profit in equal measure. They encourage collaboration across the whole supply chain — from farmer to consumer — as the only way to transform the industry.
Their mission is to bring everyone together to make that happen. They want to show that change is possible, and to encourage those who are on a journey to create a more ethical and sustainable future for fashion.
“We are designers, academics, writers, business leaders, policymakers, brands, retailers, marketers, producers, makers, workers and fashion lovers. We are the industry and we are the public. We are world citizens. We are you.”
Each year, Fashion Revolution Week commemorates the anniversary of the Rana Plaza collapse. During this week, consumers are encouraged to use the hashtag #whomademyclothes to ask brands and suppliers to demonstrate transparency in their supply chain.
2018 saw over 1000 Fashion Revolution events hosted around the world, and 720 million social media posts were shared using the hashtag #whomademyclothes. The movement has been the driving force behind many positive changes to the industry, particularly in Bangladesh.
Fashion Revolution Week 2019 will highlight how the fashion industry must respect both people and the planet with fair and decent work, environmental protection and ethical practices.
It will encourage people to consider the social and environmental impact of their fashion buying habits, and consider the emotional value of their clothes in terms of where they came from, and how they came to be in their wardrobes.
Check our conversation topics for April and send in your scribbles – be part of the conversation. Together we can demand change in a society where our clothes destroy the environment, harm or exploit people and reinforce gender inequality.
for April and send in your scribbles – be part of the conversation. Together we can demand change in a society where our clothes destroy the environment, harm or exploit people and reinforce gender inequality.