I don’t normally talk about Fashion, I am an interiors bloke. But this is important.
April 14 2014 will be Fashion Revolution Day.
On the 24th of April this year 1,113 people were killed and over 2,500 people injured when the Rana Plaza factory complex collapsed in Dhaka.
All of us are going to change this situation, It is time to get involved in a positive way.
On the 14th of April we will celebrate fashion as a positive influence. It will simply ask “Who made your clothes”
Wear a garment in-side out , take a picture and post it, everywhere. Use the hashtag #inside-out.
In the mean-time find your favourite garment and write to the manufacturer, ask the question “who made my clothes” and post the answer or lack of on your social media spaces
Only pressure from us citizens of earth can change the world. What are we aiting for?
Of course It’s not just about fashion. To be truly sustainable we have to aim higher than zero (waste). We have to plan to make a positive impact on the people who make our products and the people who use them. There are plenty of low-cost furnishing retailers who also need to improve their game with regards to ethical trading. Why not ask your furniture store who made your kit set coffee table? Who grew the wool in your rug?
p.s. No image on this post – try a google image search for “Rana Plaza” It will shock you.