It is so easy to be swept up by the glamour and allure of fashion, but from my heart to yours, lets take a moment to think about the cause and effect of all our fashion choices. Whether it be reckless shopping habits, or demand for lower prices, what effects do our choices create?
"Buy less, choose well, make it last." -Vivienne Westwood
On April 24, 2013, the Rana Plaza complex collapsed in Dhaka, Bangladesh, killing 1,134 people and injured over 2,500. Considered as the deadliest garment factory accident in history, it was reported that building owners ignored structural warnings and forced workers to return to work.
Fashion Revolution Week was born as an awareness on the backstory of fashion. Fashion can and should be made ethically, but this is directly linked to the behaviors of the consumer.
The safety, well being, proper pay and health standards of all workers are also accessories we wear. The deaths and negligence caused by the brands we support, is blood on our sleeves, if we choose to ignore it.
"Clothes aren't going to change the world.The women who wear them will." -Anne Klein
Fashion Revolutions Week is based on the idea of bringing people from all over the world together, to ask one single question.
Join the Revolution by snapping a photo of a label on one of your clothes and ask the brand #whomademyclothes and post it via instagram, Facebook, or twitter. Show them people do care.
Be curious. Be responsible and take responsibility for the choices you make. The power starts with YOU asking the right questions.