This April the fashion world comes together to commemorate the Rana Plaza tragedy in Bangladesh that claimed the lives of 1,138 garment factory workers and another 2,500 workers were injured.
This was the turning point in the fashion history & that’s how Fashion Revolution was born. Carry Sommers & Ursula Del Castro founders of Fashion Revolution Day made their voice heard and the world listened.
It started as a movement in the United Kingdom and it soon spread all over the world.
Fashion Revolution Week raises its voice on the exploitation and dark side of the fashion industry, to speak up for all those workers who don’t have a voice and suffer the cost of cheap fashion.
London Ethnic has become a proud supporter of the Fashion Revolution Week movement since its conception. We believe that ethics in fashion are important and should be the starting point for all the new designers & customers.
This year London Ethnic is delighted to join Bourgeois Boheme, an independent London-based footwear brand for men and women making state of the art luxury shoes completely free from animal-derived materials. For SS17, the brand is introducing a range that perfectly embodies honest and progressive luxury, crafted with Piñatex™, a new fabric innovation made from pineapple leaf fibres.
If you’d like to be part of this global movement you can join by finding events happening around your area on: www.fashionrevolution.org.
Important events around the world:
California: California College of Arts, the Levi Strauss Foundation and Remake for the San Francisco premiere of Made in Cambodia, a film short by Asad Faruqi, the cinematographer for Oscar winning documentary short ‘A Girl in the River’ and ‘Saving Face.’ In the film, follow three fashion design students as they embark on a life changing journey to Cambodia to experience the day-to-day lives of the invisible women behind our fashion.
New Zealand: Local ethical fashion hub, Just Atelier, is running a creative community pop-up space in central Dunedin, New Zealand, from 1 – 30 April, 2017, to build relationships and celebrate local creativity, in collaboration with the Urban Dream Brokerage project.
South Africa team are getting together to host a local designer pop up shop to create a space where information about the global campaign is available and an opportunity to showcase some of the local and sustainable designers based in cape town & South Africa.
Canada: “Mindful and minimal fashion” challenge goes from April 20 to 30, 2017, but you can join in anytime! Chose 10 items, for 10 outfits you’ll wear over 10 days.Your 10 items include pants, skirts, tops, sweaters, outerwear and shoes. But hey, if that’s too restrictive, switch out the shoes and outerwear for more pants. As the yogis say, “This is your practice.”
Germany: Fashion Revolution also means to show that it is different – with fair-trade clothing, produced under humane conditions. We would like to contribute to this with our concept. Be fair. Be chic. Be friedrich.
Brazil: The event that this year brings as a theme “Money Fashion Power” discussing the flow of money in the fashionable production chain. There will be talks, workshops, networking spaces, exhibitions and more.