TALKIN’ BOUT A FASHION REVOLUTION
- Laura Mobley
- 18 Apr, 2016
On April 24, 2013, 1,124 people were killed and over 2,500 injured when the Rana Plaza garment factory collapsed in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Fashion Revolution Day was started to honor the memory of the workers who lost their lives and to advocate for brands to ensure the safety of the people who make their clothes. At Mata Traders, we share the core belief central to Fashion Revolution: that fashion can and should be made in a safe, clean, and beautiful way, where the people who make our clothing are valued and paid a fair wage.
One of our sewing cooperatives in India participating in Fashion Revolution.
This year, Fashion Revolution has organized a week-long series of events (April 18-24), bringing people from all over the world together to raise awareness and take action to improve the fashion industry. By participating, you’ll help create consumer demand for more transparency about factory conditions.
Here are some ways you can participate in Fashion Revolution week:
- Tag brands on social media and ask them #whomademyclothes.
- Show your label this week! Wear your clothing inside out, photograph the label, and upload it to social media.
- Include #fashrev in your posts!
- Learn more on how you can participate at the Fashion Revolution website.
Some of our artisans are participating in Fashion Revolution this year with photos so that our customers know who made Mata’s clothes! Please feel free to share these images on your social media accounts and spread awareness about Fashion Revolution.