Fashion Revolution Week 2022 started on April 18th until the 24th. The theme for this year was MONEY FASHION POWER.
For those who are not very familiar with the concept, let's start from the basis: What is Fashion Revolution Week?
It is the time when we come together as a GLOBAL COMMUNITY to create a better fashion industry. It centres around the anniversary of the Rana Plaza factory collapse, which killed 1,138 people and injured many more on 24 April 2013. No one should die for fashion.
Fashion Revolution organisation describes the theme of this year as follows:
"The mainstream fashion industry is built upon the exploitation of labor and natural resources. Wealth and power are concentrated in the hands of a few, and growth and profit are rewarded above all else. Big brands and retailers produce too much too fast, and manipulate us into a toxic cycle of over-consumption. Meanwhile, the majority of people that make our clothes are not paid enough to meet their basic needs, and already feel the impacts of the climate crisis – which the fashion industry fuels.
As global citizens, we all have the power to take action. Now is the time to rise up together for a regenerative, restorative and revolutionary new fashion system. Now is the time for a Fashion Revolution".
Which questions should we ask ourselves when it comes to fashion?
- Who made my clothes and the fabric?
- What is in my clothes?
- Was the pay fair to the people that were involved in making my clothes?
What we must stop doing?
- Ignore such information when it comes to fashion.
- Extract dwindling resources from an already stressed natural world.
- Support big business that profit whilst supply chain workers struggle to live in dignity.
If we take action, we will ensure we are in the right path of our own prosperity, well-being, while being in harmony with nature, supporting the health of our earth and our oceans.
We encourage you to visit the website to learn more, get access to very interesting and valuable information and donate to show your cooperation.
As we always say: COLLABORATION is KEY to generate a real impact and this phrase couldn’t be more relevant for fashion revolution week.
"Now is the time to rise up together for a regenerative, restorative and revolutionary new fashion system. Now is the time for a Fashion Revolution" - FRW 2022
Let’s get involved and do our part!