Fashion Revolution Day is on the 24th of April 2014
While we’d all like to think that the clothes we wear was made by someone who was paid a fair wage and did not work under lift-threatening conditions, the truth is scarier than we think. That’s precisely why we are excited about using Fashion Revolution Day as a silver lining to make a positive difference for garment workers not just a few developing countries, but globally.
The anniversary is a reminder that this ghastly incident must not be reduced to an unfortunate tragedy. It was a man-made disaster that could have been averted had authorities realized that the building was at best, a residential premise that was NOT to be used as production factory.
Fashion Revolution Day is not merely a day for labours, garment workers or even ethics. It is YOUR day to empower and get empowered, to work together to prevent future tragedies.
It is a day to ask, ‘Who Made Your Clothes?’ and pledge support for better transparency and working conditions across the supply chain, ranging from cotton farmers to machinists.
It’s about working alongside campaigners, traders and fashionistas to shake the collective-consciousness of global fashion marketplace and respect the lives, livelihoods and conditions of people who make our clothes. It’s about giving a voice to providing dignity to those who deserve it the most but are unable to make themselves heard.
We would love to hear your views on twitter, on the 24th of April 2014. Or come down and join us, as we join forces with MADE in Europe on that day! Below are details of where you can come, and join us all!
Until we respect and safeguard the rights of garment workers, it’s only a matter of time until another catastrophe hits the fashion industry. Come join the revolution!
Zina K is the first Ethical Muslim designer to have left high profile,fashion chains, to come up with an ethical brand Zinia K, which is dedicated to empowering the people behind our clothes and garments.
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Details of events
Crepe Shop Cafe Exhibition - Tuesday 22nd - Sunday 27th April)
Photography Exhibition post-collapse that we will be exhibiting at the The Crêpe Shop, 103 Fieldgate Street London E1 1JU http://www.crepeshop.co.uk
Fashion Revolution Day -Thursday 24th April - Anniversary Day 11:00 - 21:00
We will be starting in East London at around 11am. Hitting key places around London (Crepe Shop,Ethical Fashion Forum, TRAID, London College of Fashion, outside Downing Street etc.) and tweeting LIVE! And asking the public 'Who made your clothes?' and ' Why do you want to join Fashion Revolution?
At 1:30pm -2pm We will meet in Oxford Street for a moment of silence with other NGOs for the factory victims and Campaigners will form a human chain along oxford street.
We will end at the 'Tears In The Fabric’ film screening at 8.30pm Regent's University London, Regent's Park, Inner Circle, London NW1 4NS. All free events, come along to one if you can make it.
You can take a look at full details here: http://www.raisingforrana.com
Modern Day Slave Industry -Sunday 27th April 18:00
THE BIG EVENT! (#fashionrevolution)
A year on from the most devastating modern day factory collapse in Bangladesh Rana Plaza, join us for unique debate looking at the garment industry and ethics in Islam.
Hosted in the heart of the Bangladeshi community and the fashion industry in East London, we bring you experts in their fields to look at consumerism in Islam, ethical clothing and how us as British Muslims have a role in leading the 'fashion revolution' fighting for justice and the rights of the garment worker.
An unprescdented debate not to be missed and chance to ask the questions that will shape the way we as a community will act on this issue
And a preview of a unique documentary looking at Bangladeshi garment industry a year on will also be premiered at the event. Refreshments will be provided.
Free Food. Limited Seats So Book your free tickets Now!
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1442160906023280/?fref=ts