April 21, 2016

You Say You Want A Revolution, Well...

"It’s time to use your voice and your power to transform the fashion industry into a force for good.

It’s time for a Fashion Revolution"

This is the greeting on the homepage of FashionRevolution.org

On 24 April 2013, 1,134 people lost their lives and over 2,500 were injured when the Rana Plaza factory complex collapsed in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Fashion Revolution was created in response to this tragedy.

Each year marking the anniversary, Fashion Revolution aims to ensure that lessons are learnt by the fashion industry. They have named the anniversary Fashion Revolution Day.

This year it has been expanded into a week of events and activities that aim to bring the issues at the heart of this story into the spotlight and push for changes to be made.

Carry Sommers, founder of Fashion Revolution was interviewed this week on the ethical.market blog. Here are some of the comments Carry made in that interview.

"The global fashion industry is opaque, exploitative and environmentally damaging and desperately needs revolutionary change. Fashion Revolution wants to ignite a revolution to radically change the way our clothes are sourced, produced and purchased."

"The fashion supply chain is fractured and the producers have become faceless. This is costing lives. We believe that rebuilding the broken links across the whole supply chain, from farmer to consumer, is the only way to transform the entire industry"

"Transparency is the first step to transform the industry, and it starts with one simple question: who made my clothes?"

There are now over 80 countries worldwide taking part in Fashion Revolution 2016 which runs from the 18th to 24th April and has organised events throughout the UK.

To find out more visit Fashion Revolution.

To read the full interview with Carry Sommers visit the ethical.market blog.