This month has us thinking about the clothes we wear. Where they came from, who they were made by, and the materials they were made from. We’re also thinking more and more about what happens to them when we no longer want to wear them.
Donating clothes doesn’t solve all problems, like this article points out.
Fashion Revolution was created after the devastating collapse of the Rana Plaza in Bangladesh, on the 24th of April, 2013. 1,138 people died and another 2,500 were injured in the tragedy. These people were working in conditions that were not safe and not humane; and conditions like these still exist today.??
Movements like the Fashion Revolution make us feel equal parts hopeful and overwhelmed. Our feelings of despair stem from how much needs to change in the fashion industry and where to begin. It also makes us question our own values and practices. ?We do think that it’s good to be asking these questions though! Even if we, or you, don’t know the answers to them. ?Fashion Revolution Week will run from the 22nd – 28th of April.? There are so many brilliant events happening all over the country, nay world, for Fashion Revolution Week! Clothes swaps, workshops, markets, panel discussions, walking tours… it’s probably best to check out their list of events yourself because you know where you live better than we do!
We’ve picked out a few events in the major cities below, though:
Rethink your wardrobe: A panel discussion and clothes swap.
Natural Dye Workshop with Samorn Sanixay
Fashion Revolution • Brisbane 3 Day Event