How to get involved with Fashion Revolution Week 2018!

April 23, 2018

It’s that time again, Fashion Revolution Week has come around again. This time of year is a great opportunity to be reminded of the reasons why we advocate for an ethical and sustainable fashion industry because the dirty truth is so easy to forget behind the sparkle of a pretty dress. Fashion Revolution started five years ago as a reaction to the Rana Plazadisaster in which 1,134 people lost their lives while working for less than living wage in dangerous conditions to make the cheap clothes that line the racks on the high street. Here are a few free and fun ways to get involved and add your voice to the global call for fairer and more accountable clothes manufacturing.

Educate yo’ self
The True Cost and Slave to Fashion are two great (but totally heartbreaking) resources that will catch you up on exactly why people are out there campaigning so hard for clothing workers’ rights, all around the world. Essential watching and reading for every fashion revolutionary!

Attend an event
There are events all around the world listed on the FashionRevolution website, happening all this week. There are all sorts of events to get involved with, from talks to showcases to swaps. It’s a brilliant opportunity to meet other like-minded people and learn something new.
Here are a few of my picks for London based events:

April 23 - April 29
Truman Brewery
London, E1 6QL
London based sustainable fashion brand showcase, sample sale, as well as talks, panels and events happening throughout the week.

April 24
16 Hanbury Street
London, E1 6QR
Clothes Club have been running successful clothes swaps for years, this one looks to be another brilliant event, delicious dinner from the Canvas Cafe followed by a fun swap. All ticket proceeds go to St. Joseph’s.

April 25
Protein Studios
31 New Inn Yard
London EC2A
Depop will be showcasing and auctioning iconic pieces of that have helped make fashion history.

April 28
Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising
111-117 Lancaster Road
London, W11 1QT
Ethical fashion show, screening of the Ethical Hour 2017 Ethical Brands for Fashion Revolution film, as well as expert panels and Q&A sessions throughout the day.

Get involved online
By far the easiest way to get involved is to add your voice to the discussions going on online. Contact your favourite brands and ask them who made your clothes, share the Fashion Revolution message, find a new sustainable blog to follow, share a Haulternative, there are so many ways to get involved. Fashion Resolution are posting ways to take part all over social media all week so give them a follow!

Let me know how you're getting involved with Fashion Revolution on twitter or instagram!

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  1. Fast forward a year to Fashion Revolution Week 2019...when I published my Cat Turner post - Ethical Clothing UK: 10 Ways In Which I Am Promoting Ethical Fashion:

    I also launched a video that shows my strapless summer maxi dress in Tencel being ethically (and beautifully) made in the West London Studio:

    My aim is to build a really exciting brand that both inspires people with their beautiful sunny escapes and makes conscious and kind choices with regards to supporting people and the planet.

    I look forward to being featured on your blog one day :-)


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