This week is Fashion Revolution Week, the #whomademyclothes campaign which takes place in April falls on the anniversary of the Rana Plaza factory collapse, which killed 1 138 people and injured many more on 24th April 2013. As a result this is the day ‘Fashion Revolution’ was born. During the week, brands and producers have been posting with the hashtag #imadeyourclothes to demonstrate transparency in their supply chain. Many children’s labels and producers have been taking part, lets find out more…
‘Fashion Revolution’ is a movement comprising of people from all around the world who make the fashion industry work. People who make clothes and people who wear them – designers, academics, writers, business leaders, policymakers, brands, retailers, marketers, producers, makers, workers and fashion lovers. World citizens, industry people and consumers. In short all of us should be involved.
Adopters of this movement believe in a fashion industry that values people, the environment, creativity and profit in equal measure. Making positive steps to unite people and organisations to work together towards radically changing the way our clothes are sourced, produced and consumed. Resulting in our clothing being made in a safe, clean and fair way.
Promoting collaboration across the whole value chain, from farmer to consumer is key and the only way to transform the industry. Fashion Revolution is a global movement that runs all year long, with Fashion revolution week providing positive action and awareness for change within the fashion industry supply chain.
A selection of individuals and labels from the children’s fashion industry who have been getting involved:
An interesting article by Ashlyn Gibson- Olive Loves Alfie, introducing Heba the company who produce their line of children’s Kimomos in East London. To read the full article click here.
The Bright Company use social media to introduce their produces in Portugal.
Here is the lovely staff and owners of the family run factory we use in Portugal to make all of our products. Transparency is really important to us and we truly believe in making products that both look, perform and last well so you can buy better, buy less. Our planet 🌎 and our people need to be respected, and not trashed at the expense of fashion ✌🏻 Ask all the brands you buy from #whomademyclothes and if they can’t answer then perhaps consider what that means#imadeyourclothes #fashionrevolution @fash_rev
Macarons make their feelings clear for the future and garment production
It’s #fashionrevolutionweek. Ask brands #whomademyclothes. Macarons produces all its items in hungary . Fair payment, good working conditions and short distances to save our environment. It’s so important to take responsibility for a better future. For us and for our children.#organic #fair #madeingermany #madeineurope #savetheplanet #respecteachother #kidsfashion #menswear #womenswear #musthave #slowfashion
Pirouette Ones to Watch – Mini Stitches introduce their team over on Instagram.
4 years on from #ranaplaza it’s vital that you seek to know who made your clothes, where and at what cost? Team member Kelly has recently been awarded a fellowship from @wcmtuk to visit women’s cooperatives in Bangladesh to research how we can better support the Bangladeshi women we work with here in London. To celebrate #fashionrevolution week we’ll be introducing you to our team… We made your clothes! It’s a collective effort here at #socialenterprise @stitchesintime_ supporting vulnerable women into employment via free training in garment production, English lessons, onsite crèche and more! Mini Stiches has supported 2 more ladies into employment with our first production run. Stay tuned to meet the team all this week! #whomadeyourclothes @fash_rev #empoweringwomen #bangladesh #fashion #london #ethical thanks for the gorgeous pics @carmelkingphoto 😘
If you want to learn more about the ‘fashion revolution’ and how to be involved go to http://fashionrevolution.org