It's time for the Fashion
It’s time for the Fashion Revolution Week, a global movement calling for a fairer, safer, cleaner, more transparent fashion industry.
The movement was born after the Rana Plaza tragedy which occurred on April 24, 2013, when 1,138 people died and another 2,500 were injured in a building collapse in Bangladesh, making it the fourth largest industrial disaster in history.
Have you ever wondered who made your clothes, how much they’re paid, and what their lives are like?
Our clothes have gone through a long journey before they hit store shelves, passing through the hands of cotton farmers, spinners, weavers, dyers, sewers and others. Approximately 75 million people work to make our clothes, out of which 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.
Globally, people and organisations have come together to campaign for a more accountable industry, where dignity of toil and a safe environment are a standard and not an exception.
Take action this Fashion Revolution Week by asking brands #WhoMadeMyClothes.
When: 22 – 28 April, 2019
List of events in Singapore:
- 22 Apr Future on Our Sleeves – Exploring Sustainable Fashion: A panel discussion with a clothes swap and free drink. For more details, click here.
- 25 Apr Movie Screening – Udita (Arise): A film about the struggles of women in the garment industry. It’s free admission! To register, click here.
- 27 Apr Shibori Workshop: Hands on experience in the ancient textile dyeing art of Shibori. For more information, click here
- 27 Apr Fashion Revolution Day SG: An entire day filled with multiple events at The Cocoon Space at Design Orchard, highlighting the importance of respecting people and environment in fashion. Check out the full list of events here.
april 22 (Monday) - 28 (Sunday)
Fashion Revolution week