Next week marks the 5th anniversary of the Rana Plaza factory disaster that killed 1,138 people, it’s also the start of Fashion Revolution week.Throughout the week I’ll be posting a few blogs…
- I’ll be asking brands #whomademyclothes to demand greater transparency in their supply chains. Check out my posts from last year to see what I found when I delved into Marks & Spencers and Fred Perry.
- I’ll be sharing my fashion ‘love story’. Again, check out last year’s which was a beautiful vintage dress stolen from a friend.
- Finally I’ll be making a list of my favourite ethical brands. Brands which if I wasn’t saving money or actually needing new clothes at the moment I’d definitely be buying from.
But to start the week off, I thought I’d share with you what’s going on this Fashion Revolution week…Every Monday 8-9pm it is Ethical Hour over on Twitter. #Ethicalhour for me provides a platform that supports, shares and motivates me to continue what I’m doing. A couple of weeks ago Sian at Ethical Hour arranged a meet up in Birmingham, it was a great chance to meet the people I speak to on a weekly basis in person and discuss the things we feel passionate about. This Fashion Revolution week is no different, at 8pm on Monday Ethical Hour will be hosting a Twitter chat around ethical fashion.
On Tuesday I’ll be taking part in the Going Green in 2018 summit. This online event hosts speakers from the Ethical Brand Directory, Pebble Magazine, Ethical Hour, Green Story and Earth Changers who will all be sharing tips on how to go green with fashion, tourism and life in general.
If you live in the Exeter area Wow Sancho will be hosting events all week long (check them out on Facebook). If like me you’re not in that area, still check out their online shop, they have some beautiful pieces hand selected from ethical brands.Finally on Saturday Enchanted Rebels will be hosting several Facebook live discussions with ethical bloggers on topics such as ‘greenwashing’, ‘women saving the world’ and ‘dressing ethically’. Having web-chatted myself with Lianne from Enchanted Rebels, it’s bound to be worth joining in, just head over to Facebook to take part.
I love clothes and how they can make you feel, but that shouldn’t come at the cost of people or our planet. Fashion Revolution is now a huge global movement that calls for greater transparency, sustainability and ethics in the fashion industry. It’s a great way for people to be educated on the problems in this industry and what they can do to help. What will you be doing this Fashion Revolution week? I’d love to know!