19 Apr

Fashion Revolution Week: What’s Happening Around the World?

It’s that time of the year, Fashion Revolution Week is upon us! In 2018, 3.25 million people took part in the most important week for ethical and sustainable fashion.

This year again, ethical fashionistas all over the world will be asking their favourite brands #WhoMadeMyClothes on social media. There will also be lots of events, conferences, exhibitions, workshops and clothes swaps, all spreading the word about building a more ethical and sustainable fashion industry.

Fashion Revolution Week came about after the collapse of the Rana Plaza garment factory in Bangladesh on 24 April 2013, which killed 1,138 people and injured another 2,500. Over the years since the tragedy, Fashion Revolution has become a global movement, pushing the fashion industry to clean up its act.

Want to participate and make your voice heard? The Good On You team is here to help you out! We’ve listed some of the best events happening all around the world, have a look:

Americas

USA

FASHION REVOLUTION Clothing Swap Party X Mend, Repair, & Revive EVENT – April 20th @ 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm – New York

Bring your gently used clothing; Women’s, Children’s, Men’s + Accessories. Swap them for items that are “new to you” or repair + revive your own items with help from our members.

Loved Clothes Last Mending Bar – April 23rd @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm – San Francisco

Taking place during Fashion Revolution Week in San Francisco, the event will feature five mending stations to join at your leisure. Onsite mending stations include: hand mending, machine mending and altering, knit darning, creative embroidery and an upcycle station.

Made In Mexico Premiere, SF Green Film Festival – April 23rd @ 6:00pm – 7:30pm – San Francisco

Re/make is igniting a conscious consumer movement to turn fashion into a force for good. Our original documentary footage brings you face to face with the women who make our clothes. We share facts and stories to help you break up with fast fashion and provide seasonal curated collections to remake your closet with fashion that respects women and our planet.  Watch the Trailer #remakeourworld.

Canada

Table Ronde sur la mode éthique – April 23rd @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm – Montreal

Round table about how to integrate social and environmental responsibility in your fashion career (event in French).

Introduction to Sustainability and Ethics in Fashion – April 23rd @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm – Calgary

Moderated by Erin Bird, spokesperson from Fair Trade Calgary, and featuring speakers such as Madelaine Purves-Smith of Custom Woolen Mills, and Cynthia Navarrete of Jacaranda Eco, this hour long Q & A will help to break down big ideas, terminology, and the different viewpoints behind ethical fashion and sustainability.

Fashion Revolution Gala & The True Cost Screening – April 24th @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm – Winnipeg

Kick off Fashion Revolution Week (April 22-28) with a gala evening catered by Chew, featuring a screening of the documentary The True Cost. Show off your look on the red carpet, then ask “Who made my clothes?” at the photo booth! And the best part: getting to know other Winnipeggers who care about how their clothes were made.

Mexico

Why we need a Fashion Revolution? by Luv.it – April 25th @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Ciudad de México

Community screening of documentary ‘The True Cost’. This documentary is a story about clothing. It’s about the clothes we wear, the people who make those clothes and the impact it’s having on our world.

Brazil

Semana Fashion Revolution – April 22nd @ 8:00 am – Blumenau

Join Fashion Revolution for a day of workshops with manufacturers, exhibitions and exciting conversations.

Fashion Revolution – Catanduva – April 28th @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm – São Paulo

Upcycling workshops and exhibitions to learn more about the impact of the fashion industry.

Europe

United Kingdom

Zola Amour and Friends Fashion Revolution Week Pop Up – April 18th @ 10:00 am – April 29 @ 5:00 pm – Brighton

This year Zola Amour will be opening a pop up shop! Visit them for style that doesn’t cost the Earth! They will also be hosting a STITCH AND BITCH, repair workshop to teach you lovely people how to repair your clothes.

Sustainable fashion is a FASHION REVOLUTION – April 23rd @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Liverpool

Raise awareness of FASHION REVOLUTION WEEK with an exclusive one night only screening of ‘THE TRUE COST’ Documentary.

How to Shop Ethically and Extend the Life of Your Clothes – April 23rd @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm – Edinburgh

A one-off workshop for #FashionRevolutionWeek with Remode Collective and The Edinburgh Remakery where you will learn about the environmental and social impact of the fashion industry, how you can make real, achievable changes in your life to minimise these, and make your voice heard. Not only that but you’ll get to meet some awesome, inspiring creatives and makers, and practise some easy and original ways to extend the life of your clothes!

The Future of Fair Fashion Panel | Know The Origin – April 24th @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm – London

The Future Of Fair Fashion panel will mark the anniversary of the Rana Plaza collapse by focussing on the hopeful future of ethical and sustainable garment production and discussing the practical changes necessary to make fair fashion an expected norm. Panelists will include: Keely Stocker – editor of Drapers, Christopher Stopes – UK representative of the Global Organic of Textile Standards (GOTS), Sarah Ditty – Policy Director for Fashion Revolution and Mary Creagh MP – Former Chair of the Environmental Audits Committee.

Germany

Webinar: How to be a Sustainable Fashion Consumer? – April 22nd @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

A quick and fun webinar where you will learn: how to be a responsible fashion consumer, how fashion is related to the United Nations, and how to buy and wear clothes sustainably.

Foto-Aktion „Who made your clothes? – April 24th @ 11:00 am – 7:00 pm – Berlin

Take photos in a small studio and ask the question “Who made your clothes?”. The photos will be part of the social media event for Fashion Revolution Day 2019.

France

Fashion Revolution Week x Les Grands Voisins – April 24th @ 6:00 pm – April 28 @ 5:00 pm  – Paris

Les Grands Voisins are organising conferences and round tables to discuss the impact of the fashion industry on the people, planet and animals.

FASHION REV BORDEAUX X WANTED CAFÉ : TABLE RONDE ENGAGÉE – April 27th @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am – Bordeaux

Netherlands

Amsterdam Clothes Swap – April 25th @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

To celebrate Fashion Revolution Week, Fashion Revolution is joining forces with Global Fashion Exchange and Fashion Revolution to host the Amsterdam edition of the Global Clothes Swap at Fashion for Good.

Fashion for Good Tour + Q&A for Fashion Revolution Week – April 26th @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

As part of Fashion Revolution Week, a special guided tour is running through the Fashion for Good Experience which will kick off at 16.00 and end with a Q&A session with the coordinator of Fashion Revolution Netherlands.

Oceania

Australia / New Zealand

Clothing Swap – April 27th @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Sydney

WhoMadeMyClothes Walking Trail – April 27th @ 8:30 am – 2:30 pm – Newcastle

This walking trail takes you across Newcastle city, bringing to attention the business owner-operators, designers and craftspeople that are ‘manufacturing’ in-store and on-site, providing sustainable clothing solutions, sharing skills and education.

Fashion Revolution – Brisbane 3 Day Event – Brisbane

Brisbane’s very own Makers + Menders, Movers + Shakers have come together to bring you a 3 day Fashion Revolution Event! Celebrating all that is local, sustainable + creative we’d love for you to join us for a hands on + inspired experience.

NATURAL | A.BCH X Fashion Revolution – April 27th @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm – Melbourne

In this two-part workshop intensive, learn the art of embroidery and natural dye techniques like shibori and resist stitching. You’ll go home with a custom-made, previously unreleased A.BCH tee made of hemp and organic cotton as a blank canvas to co-create a unique (and entirely toxin free) piece of wearable art.

Asia

Bali

Bali Fashion Initiative – April 22nd – 26th – Canggu, Bali

Five days of workshops, talks and a screening of The True Cost Movie.  The Bali Fashion Initiative is a Bali-wide movement calling for greater transparency and sustainability in the fashion industry in Bali and the world.

India

Bangalore Fashion Revolution Day – April 25th @ 4:30 pm – 9:00 pm – Bangalore

The Shaping Fashion event brings multiple stakeholder groups together and engage locally with the community and audiences in hand. It will highlight the problems and challenges of the fashion/textile industry and help spread the message that pleasant, presentable and stirs debate about the ways forward.

Mumbai HOW TO BUILD A CIRCULAR FASHION BUSINESS – 26th April 2019 @ 10:30 am – 1:30pm – Mumbai

MUMBAI’S HOTTEST CLOTHES SWAP – EDITION 2 – 27th April 2019 @ 2 pm – 6 pm – Mumbai

Singapore

Tapestry Weaving – Weave a Coaster @ Fashion Revolution – April 27th @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm – Singapore

The Green Collective & Fashion Revolution SG is proud to bring to you: Tapestry Weaving – Weave a Coaster ! Join them for a fun filled afternoon with us at Design Orchard as they raise awareness on sustainable fashion through our fun filled activities!

Make Your Own Shoes – April 27th @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm – Singapore

The Green Collective & Fashion Revolution SG is proud to bring to you: Make Your Own Shoes with Lisa! The Leather Scrap Challenge! Join them for a fun filled afternoon at Design Orchard as we raise awareness on sustainable fashion through our fun filled activities!

Philippines

Unstitch: A Fashion & Sustainability Fair – April 27th @10:00 am – April 28th 2019 @ 06:00 pm

Unstitch is a two-day event that promotes a different kind of fashion, design, and mindful lifestyle to the community through a series of talks, workshops, pop-up stores, and performances.

Africa

We couldn’t find any events, yet. For more information on what’s happening in your country have a look at Fashion Revolution.

 

Didn’t find what you were looking for? You can find more cool events on Fashion Revolution’s events page. And if you want to get involved in Fashion Revolution Week this year, here are 5 things you can do.

Editor's note: feature image via Fashion Revolution.

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