This incredible not for profit organization is dedicated to bringing people together to create positive change in the fashion industry by raising awareness of the true cost of fashion. Fashion Revolution was founded by Orsolsa de Castro and Carry Somers on the day of the devastating Rana Plaza factory collapse in April 2013 which killed 1,134 garment workers and injured over 2,500 more.
The anniversary of this tragic event now marks the beginning of the annual Fashion Revolution Week which unites people from all over the world to use the power of fashion as a force for good. Various events, from movie screenings to panel talks, take place around the globe and consumers are encouraged to use the #whomademyclothes on social media to continue to hold fashion companies accountable.
"Demand quality, not only in the products you buy, but in the life of the person who made it." - Orsola de Castro, Co-Founder Fashion Revolution
There are also a host of resources available on Fashion Revolution year round to help educate and inspire you to become a fashion revolutionary, it can be as simple as starting with your own wardrobe and getting on board the haulternative initiative. The organization also recently released their very first fanzine. Money, Fashion, Power is full of interesting reads from the stories behind your clothes, to what the price you pay for fashion really means and how you have the power to make a positive difference with your purchases.
Fashion Revolution Week 2017: April 24th - April 30th
Mark your calendars and check Fashion Revolution for events happening in your area, getting involved is as easy as showing your label and asking the brand #whomademyclothes on social media.