Chiapas Bazaar is fortunate to connect constantly with the people making the clothes we sell in our shop. Not everyone has that privilege – have you met the person who made your super cute blouse from Target? Where was it made? What were their conditions like? What is the person´s story? That´s exactly what Fashion Revolution Day is about. It´s about asking those question along the entire fashion supply chain and it´s also about taking a moment to honor the 1,133 people who DIED making clothing last year in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Check out Fashion Revolution Day Mexico, where Courtney, co-founder of Chiapas Bazaar, is proud to be the country coordinator in Mexico for this amazing global initiative.
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Fashion is a force to be reckoned with. It celebrates, provokes, and entertains. And, from April 24th 2014, it’s going to do even more. Because we’re turning fashion into a force for good.
On 24th April last year, 1133 people were killed and over 2500 were injured when the Rana Plaza factory complex collapsed in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Social and environmental catastrophes in our fashion supply chains continue.
Fashion Revolution Day says enough is enough.
HOW DID FASHION REVOLUTION START?
A Eureka moment – “The idea for Fashion Revolution Day actually came to me in the bath…” Founder of Fashion Revolution and ethical fashion pioneer, Carry Somers says. “I wondered if the Rana Plaza disaster could act as a catalyst by using the heightened awareness around ethical fashion to bring about real change. Fashion Revolution Day represents an exciting opportunity to reconnect fashion-lovers with the people who made their clothes.”
Led by a board of industry leaders, campaigners, press and academics from within the sector and beyond, Fashion Revolution Day has become the catalyst that brings together those who want to see change within the industry. Find out more about our Founders, the Global Advisory Committee and The Fashion Revolution Day Board here: Fashion Revolution Global Advisory Committee
FASHION REVOLUTION IS NOW IN 58 COUNTRIES AND ALL OF THEM ARE PARTICIPATING IN THIS YEARS MOVEMENT “WHO MADE YOUR CLOTHES?”
Within 8 months Fashion Revolution has become a global movement with over 58 countries involved (and growing!).
There is now an unprecedented number or of individuals and organisations working together to share the same message. You can see some of the organisations on this link: Fashion Revolution Day Friends
The Fashion Revolution central office supports all countries involved to build teams, plan strategy, manage events and collaborate with national and local organisations, educational institutions and businesses. Fashion Revolution HQ in the UK developed and supplied all branding, marketing and educational tools for each country at no cost.
Visit this link to see all the countries involved so far, the people involved and events for each country: Fashion Revolutions Global Community and Events
We have seen partnerships and collaborations form along the entire supply chain adding to the belief that Fashion Revolution has the potential to improve lives around the world.
Co-Founder, Orsola de Castro says “With one simple gesture, #insideout, we want you to ask: “Who Made Your Clothes?” this action will encourage people to imagine the ‘thread’ from the garment to the machinist that sewed it and all the way down to the farmer that grew the cotton it was made from”.