This week is Fashion Revolution week, when the public and fashion industry come together to ask #whomademyclothes.
Makers, fashion lovers and the wider industry are celebrating the week, which marks the anniversary of the Rana Plaza factory collapse in 2013. And there’s never been a better time to get involved.
The campaign calls on us all to share the hashtag #whomademyclothes, alongside a photo of what we’re wearing with the label showing. Brands and producers are called on to respond with the hashtag #imadeyourclothes – to show transparency in their supply chain.
It’s easy to get involved and lend your voice to this year’s campaign. Take part by asking brands #whomademyclothes. You can also look out for and share the #FashionRevolution tag on your tweets and instagram posts all year round.
The campaign is spreading the word throughout the dressmaking community too, as we all learn more about the impact of our fabric choices and waste on the environment.
Find out more about the week at www.fashionrevolution.org
The Fashion Revolution is a global movement that runs all year round, celebrating fashion as a positive influence and raising awareness of the industry’s most pressing issues. Designers, academics, writers, business leaders, policymakers, brands, makers, workers and fashion lovers are coming together to call for change in the way we think about clothing and for positive action to create a more ethical and sustainable future for fashion.
The Rana Plaza factory collapse in 2013 killed 1,138 people and led to the birth of the Fashion Revolution campaign. The movement uses the power of fashion to change the world. examining the difficult questions behind the clothes we buy and discard and calling for action to improve transparency and sustainability in the clothes we wear (and make).
Read the Fashion Transparency Index 2019
The campaign has published a review of the 200 biggest global fashion brands and retailers ranked according to how much they disclose about their social and environmental policies, practices and impact.
About the photos in this post
Fashion Revolution’s shoot for 2019, by photographer Lulu Ash and styled by Ellie Witt, is a series of intimate portraits of people wearing clothes made by designers who include artisanal and traditional crafts in their design DNA. Photographer: Lulu Ash, Producer: Poppy France, Photo Assistant: Andrew Goss, Styling: Ellie Witt. Main image model:Ramla Jamac, wearing a jumpsuit by Sophie Hawkins.