Fashion Revolution is a movement that arose in 2014 after the Rana Plaza collapse in which 1,133 people died. I previously mentioned this fire in one of my earlier posts, but if you're still unfamiliar with the story, check it out here. In short, thanks to cheap human labor, and large (cheap) corporations who fund it, 1,133 men, women, and children, died due to unsafe working conditions. This horrible event lead to what is now referred to as, the Fashion Revolution.
"Fashion Revolution is a global coalition of designers, academics, writers, business leaders and parliamentarians calling for systemic reform of the fashion supply chain. In short we believe that 1133 is too many people to lose from the planet in one factory, on one terrible day without that standing for something. Fashion Revolution sees the Rana Plaza disaster as a metaphorical call to arms, and Fashion Revolution Day, to be held annually on the 24th of April, will keep the most vulnerable in the supply chain in the public eye."
Today, please ask your favorite brand who made your clothing! All you have to do is post a selfie wearing your clothing inside out, tag the brand, and ask #whomademyclothes?
I'm also going to ask many of the non-sustainable fashion bloggers whom I avidly follow to participate in this event. When I first joined the fashion blogosphere, I didn't realize that I too was not only participating, but promoting the slave labor movement. Meaning, most of the clothing I previously purchased, whom I'd seen many bloggers sporting, was from designers who used child labor and/or non-sustainable methods in their production process. Since my moment of clarity, my beliefs have drastically changed. Today I'm actually informed about where my clothes are made and by whom. This is one of the main reasons why I started, One of a Kind Sustainability. In order to inform those who aren't aware of the horrors that occur within the fashion industry that I too was once completely unaware of. Today is a symbol of hope for those who still suffer at the hands of a cheap price tag. I strongly encourage you to not only promote Fashion Revolution today, but everyday. Someone made your clothing, but do you ever really know who? Please help to try and end the cheap labor movement that is funded by the fashion industry. All you have to do is ask,