Get Behind: Fashion Revolution Week 2021

Fashion Revolution may be an organisation you are well aware of by now. If not, you really should be. They are a charity who tirelessly campaign for justice for garment workers in countries such as Bangladesh. With Fashion Revolution being founded in 2013 following the devastating Rana Plaza disaster.

The hashtag they champion, #WhoMadeMyClothes, highlights the injustice for garment workers and pressure fashion brands to be more transparent on their supply chains. It has been used more than 700,000 times on Instagram alone (at the time of writing).

Each year Fashion Revolution Week is a week long event which coincides with the anniversary of the Rana Plaza disaster. The aim of this event is to not only remember the 1,100 people (predominately women) who died in the collapse, but also the time when we come together as a global community to create a better fashion industry

Illustration by Kissi Ussuki

Why Is Fashion Revolution Needed?

At present only 2% of garment workers globally are paid a liveable wage [1], making fast fashion not only one of the most polluting industries but also incredibly exploitative.

Fashion Revolution puts pressure of those are the top. Think the CEO’s, the policy makers, the ones who can make real change to combat this worldwide issue. To provide justice for the workers who sew for obscene hours in torturous conditions.

Illustration by Jada Bruney

How Do I Get Involved?

There are an incredible amount of ways you can get involved with Fashion Revolution week. With the organisation providing an array of resources to help, including a useful Get Involved pack. This has all the necessary information to include if you are using Social Media to spread the message.

With the pandemic still unfortunately thriving in many countries and garment workers losing work because of the West’s lack of fashion footfall, millions of workers are continuously treated badly. Whether it is emailing your favourite fashion brands asking for their Supply Chain or whether it’s a simple tweet to them asking #WhoMadeMyClothes, we as customers have so much power, if enough people rally for change.

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