If you love fashion and know what’s going on the industry then you should know all about fashion revolution and what it is. If you don’t – keep reading.
Fashion Revolution starts on the 24th of April and ends on the 30th.” On April 24th 2013, the Rana Plaza building in Bangladesh collapsed – killing 1,138 people. This was the fourth largest industrial disaster in history.
This is how fashion revolution was born. ” – FASHION REVOLUTION
Let’s be real, when we buy our clothing we don’t put too much thought into it, like who made it or where it even came from. Majority of the tags on the back will give us that small bit of information but it’s not enough. Taken from the fashion revolution website ” Approximately 75 million people work to make our clothes. 80% of them are women between the ages of 18 and 35.
However, the majority of the people who makes clothes for the global market live in poverty, unable to afford life’s basic necessities. Many are subject to exploitation; verbal and physical abuse, working in unsafe and dirty conditions, with very little pay.”
Whether you’re paying $5 or $500 for a garment, it’s always important to think about where it came from and is it really worth supporting brands that don’t care about human rights?
Another thing to remember is that the fashion industry is a BIG contributor to global warming – whether you believe in global warming or not, or just don’t care, it’s happening and we’re not doing anything to help.
So to end this little rant of mine, I’m going to give out some tips that we can do to stop what is going on behind the scenes of this industry we all love!
- Support local designers and brands. If you’re a small designer there’s a big chance you make all of your clothing from home and don’t ship off designs overseas.
- Try donating clothes instead of throwing them away, or turn old clothes into a DIY project.
- Shop less ( I know it’s hard), but when you’re off on your next shopping trip, as the main questions, “Do I need it?” and “Will I wear it all the time?” Instead of buying everything you see and love, remember less is more.
- Participate in fashion revolution – on social media use the hashtag #whomademyclothes? and tag your favourite stores and get your friends invovled! I know it might not seem much, but spreading the word about what goes on in the fashion industry will help more than you can imagine.
- Lastly, get the app – ‘Good on you’ is an app that allows you to search up stores and see how ethical they are! I only downloaded it a few days ago and I’m obsessed.
This post is a little something different from what I normally do, but as someone who is obsessed with clothes and the fashion industry, there’s always more important things than those amazing pair of boots online.
For more information about the fashion revolution or how to get involved check out the link HERE
Turn your shirt inside out and use the tag #whomademyclothes? and tag the designers/store! Here are mine: