Fashion Revolution Day is about asking consumers to consider the labour behind the clothes that we wear. Events are being held across the globe and the main one is to contact brands by sending them a photo/video of your garment inside out on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and ask Who Made Your Clothes? then tag it with #InsideOut and @Fash_Rev
Where our clothes are made is something that is very close to my heart. In my previous job as a high street fashion designer, I travelled the world visiting factories where my designs were manufactured. The factories were constantly inspected, they were clean and safe, the workers were paid a decent wage and they were well looked after, but I know that this is not the case for every factory.
Quality and clothes which were made to last were key when I started my career, but something changed with the arrival of fast fashion. We, as consumers are now buying twice the amount of clothes than a decade ago. We are driving the demand for more looks and cheaper clothes. Fashion Revolution Day wants us as consumers, to re-engage with fashion, slow things down a bit, love the clothes we buy and care about how they are made and by whom.
Which factory would you prefer your clothes to made in?
|Clothing factory in Sri Lanka|
Workers at a clothing factory I visited in Sri Lanka. Or.....