Fashion Revolution 2016
Fashion Revolution returns this 18-24 April 2016 – now extended to a full week of events and activism, rather than the original one day – to shine a spotlight on global fashion supply chains, three years after 1,134 people were killed and more than 2,500 injured in the Rana Plaza factory collapse in Dhaka, Bangladesh on 24th April 2013. Founded by Carry Somers and Orsola de Castro, the global movement asks people to delve into their own wardrobes and share a selfie asking brands #whomademyclothes to encourage greater transparency within the industry and demand better conditions for workers. Last year, tens of thousands of people in over 70 countries took part, and this year it’s hoped the response will be even bigger. As well as getting involved on social media, you can attend a number of events around the country – from factory tours and movie screenings to pop-up shops and clothing repair cafes, there are plenty of ways to be part of the revolution. See the full list of Australia and New Zealand events here, and remember to follow along online with the hashtags #whomademyclothes and #fashrev. Raise your voice this Fashion Revolution week and help transform the fashion industry into a force for good!