What is a "Fashion Revolution?" April 19 2016, 0 Comments

Fashion Revolution is a global movement uniting around an annual campaign to honor the memory of the workers who lost their lives when the Rana Plaza garment factory collapsed in Dhaka, Bangladesh.  On April 24, 2013, over 1000 garment workers were killed and over 2,500 injured.

This year, Fashion Revolution has organized a week-long series of events (April 18-24), bringing people from all over the world together to raise awareness and take action to improve the fashion industry.

At One World Fair Trade, we share the belief that everyone deserves dignified work in safe & healthy work conditions and that those, who make our products deserve a fair & living wage for doing so.

 

One World Fair Trade takes responsibility to only partner with producer groups that value both people and planet.  Here are a few of the amazing clothing groups we partner with:

Mata Traders: 

Mata Traders is a design driven, ethical fashion company merging uncommonly vibrant style with fair trade practices to make an impact on global poverty. https://www.matatraders.com

Global Mamas

The Global Mamas community works together to create a life of prosperity for African women and their families. They achieve prosperity by creating and selling handmade products of the highest quality. http://www.globalmamas.org

Tonle'

Tonlé Designs makes zero-waste clothing as unique and beautiful as the people who make it. They adhere to principals of transparency, fairness, and waste reduction in everything they do. http://www.tonledesign.com/

 

 

Here are some ways you can participate in Fashion Revolution week:

  • Tag brands on social media and ask them #whomademyclothes.

  • Show your label this week! Wear your clothing inside out, photograph the label, and upload it to social media.

  • Include #fashrev in your posts!

  • Learn more on how you can participate at the Fashion Revolution website.