Here's how you can be part of the worldwide Fashion Revolution Week
#Who GrewMyClothes is the catchphrase this time around
Today marks six years since the Rana Plaza tragedy in Dhaka, a disaster that saw 1,135 garment factory workers lose their lives, resulting in a collective call across the fashion world to pay attention to ethical fashion. Fashion Revolution, a movement started post this, sees brands, schools, celebrities and consumers participate in events to build awareness about the journey our clothes make before they enter our closets.
Now in its sixth year, the campaign, which kicked off today raises questions through catchy hashtags like #WhoMadeMyClothes and #WhoGrewMyClothes, which encourages consumers to ask pertinent questions to their favourite brands. The campaign in helmed by Fairtrade India in India and will see the participation of over 100 countries worldwide. The aim is to ensure clothes are made ethically without harming the farmer, the weaver, or anyone else in the supply chain, and that includes the environment too.
"Transparency is the crucial first step on the road to sustainability and building trust with both, stakeholders across the value chain and society at large. Whether at the behest of regulations (like The Modern Slavery Act, French Corporate Duty of Vigilance Act) or growing civil society movements (like Fashion Revolution), businesses are realising that ignorance is no longer an acceptable excuse for being directly or indirectly involved in environmental, economic or social exploitation,” says Abhishek Jani, CEO Fairtrade India.
Here’s how you can be part of the movement:
April 15, 4:30-9PM – CoWorks Koramangala - Global Shapers Bangalore, Bare Necessities, Ikkivi in collaboration with Fairtrade India and Fashion Revolution India organise a panel discussion, clothes swap, pop up store and quiz evening.
April 28, Sunday, 6-8 PM - Screening: Seeds of Freedom at GoNative HSR Layout - A look at the history of agriculture, and how the loss of indigenous seeds have resulted in a loss of biodiversity, knowledge, cultural traditions, practices and livelihoods. Abhishek Jani, CEO Fairtrade India joins the panel discussion.
Until April 28, 1-7 PM - Clothes Swap at GoNative, HSR Layout
April 27, 6-8 PM - Screening: Worn Wear at GoNative Jayanagar - Released as an antidote to the Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping frenzy, Worn Wear celebrates the stuff you already own. This film explores this concept.
April 30, The Humming Tree, Indiranagar - How Is Bangalore Making Fashion Circular, a discussion by Sustainability Drinks Bangalore in association with GreenStitched