It’s that time of year again: Fashion Revolution Week is upon us. This year’s theme—“Money Fashion Power”—will prompt us to rethink how we value our clothes and how wealth is distributed in the supply chain. Here’s how you can get involved.
Fashion Revolution Week 2022: Money Fashion Power
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 calling for the fashion industry to value people and planet over growth and profit..
The fashion industry is built on the exploitation of labour and natural resources, resulting in money and power being concentrated in the hands of a few. Because profit is prioritised over everything else, fashion brands are in a hectic race to produce more, more quickly, pushing us to buy more, more often. Those at the top of the supply chain keep cashing bigger cheques, while the people who make our clothes are still underpaid and unable to meet their basic needs. We talk a lot about how brands can protect the Earth and be more sustainable, but the truth is, there’s no sustainability without fair pay and safe working conditions.
That’s why Fashion Revolution Week 2022 focuses on the theme “Money Fashion Power“.
There is no sustainable fashion without fair pay. We are calling for new laws that require businesses to conduct due diligence on living wages. This will transform the lives and livelihoods of the people that make our clothes, and help redistribute money and power in the global fashion industry.Fashion Revolution
This year again, ethical fashion lovers all over the world will be asking their favourite brands questions like #WhoMadeMyFabric? on social media. Throughout Fashion Revolution Week, Fashion Revolution will educate and inspire us on the real value of what we buy and wear.
During the week, you’ll be able to attend many digital and a few physical events, conferences, exhibitions, workshops, and even online public demonstrations—all spreading the word about building a more ethical and sustainable fashion industry.
Want to participate and make your voice heard? Here’s how you can join the Fashion Revolution online and offline this year.
Attend Fashion Revolution Week events and workshops
Fashion Revolution has planned an epic lineup of online events that will be streaming from all around the world. Here are some of our favourites.
Join Bangladeshi designer Samiul Alam for an exhibition and video presentation of his collection: “Blood, Sweat & Tears”. Following the exhibition, Samiul will host an online discussion, including influential panellists, to be announced soon.
We highly recommend joining this online masterclass if you’re interested in how to declutter, style, and safe keep your closet.
A talk about fashion-related products that don’t involve buying an item: post-sales services, repair, personalisation, the rental market, the fashion experience, and digital fashion.
Join this panel discussion about how the younger generations are obsessed with status and luxury brands and try to mimic it through fast fashion (hauls).
In this online panel discussion hosted by Fashion Revolution Canada, two clothing designers, a fashion researcher, and an artist who teaches traditional moosehide tanning will discuss the past, present, and future of Indigenous fashion.
Post a selfie on your favourite social media platforms, tagging the brand you’re wearing and asking them #WhoMadeMyClothes? and #WhatsInMyClothes?
This is one of the easiest ways you can get involved in Fashion Revolution Week this year—and every year. If the brand doesn’t respond, keep asking. And don’t forget to tag Fashion Revolution @fash_rev so they can stay up to date with if and how brands respond.
Write an email to your favourite brand asking them #WhoMadeMyClothes?
On the Good On You app, you can also send a message directly to a brand, urging them to do better or asking a question—you can also give positive feedback to brands you feel are doing great. To send your message, simply go to the “Your Voice” section at the end of each brand’s listing on the app.