Who Made My Clothes: Beyond Fashion Revolution Week

Fashion Revolution Week is coming to a close. What is Fashion Revolution Week? It’s not just the movement behind the hashtag #WhoMadeMyClothes. The Fashion Revolution is a movement with the clear goal of encouraging consumers to be aware of where their clothing comes from, and making purchasing decisions based on that information.

The movement was spurred by the 2013 Rana Plaza building collapse in Bangladesh. Thousands of workers were injured, and over one thousand workers died, as a result of the collapse. The garment factories that fell in the Plaza were all manufacturing clothing for big, global brands. Want to go beyond Fashion Revolution Week and learn more about the movement? Below are some links of interest.

FashionRevolution.Org

The architect of the movement, Fashion Revolution encourages folks to join in and educate themselves and others. The site has information on topics like why we need a fashion revolution, events  by country, and shareable posters and images.

21 Sustainable and Ethical Fashion Brands Actually Worth Buying (from High Snobiety)

Shout out to Nashville, Tennessee brand Nisolo for appearing on this list. The list is chocked full of both US-based and international sustainable and ethical fashion brands.

The Clean Clothes Campaign

The Clean Clothes Campaign was launched with the goal of improving working conditions for workers in the garment industry. For those that wish to “vote with their dollars,” the Project maintains a list of donors to Rana Plaza sorted by brand and country.

The Sewing Training Academy

Three cheers for local, ethical manufacturing! The Nashville Fashion Alliance teamed up with Catholic Charities and Omega Apparel to bring The Sewing Training Academy to Middle Tennessee. The purpose of the program is to teach people to sew in preparation for jobs in local manufacturing.

With all of the resources listed above (and many more out there, thanks to #WhoMadeMyClothes and the Fashion Revolution movement), it’s easy to take action in being “fashion revolutionary.”