Have you heard of Fashion Revolution?
On April 24, 2013 a garment factory called Rana Plaza in Bangladesh collapsed due to poor & unregulated building safety condition, killing over 1,000 workers. This garment factory produced for many well known brands we buy from here in the States.
This was a wake-up call that the fashion industry needed - because conditions like this are far too common in the garment industry. Check out this interactive documentary (takes about 20 minutes) to learn more.
As consumers, we can demand better!
Every year on April 24th, Fashion Revolution encourages people to wear their shirts inside out & backwards, to take a selfie showing their clothing label, & to tweet at the brand asking them #whomademyclothes.
This year, we've partnered up with Fair Trade Advocate Meghan Williams & ethical fashion writer for The Peahen Kasi Martin to bring Fashion Revolution to Austin!
As we're putting pressure on larger national brands to be more transparent with what's going on in their supply chains & how their worker are being treated, we can also do more to support the local, ethical brands who are committed to human rights. And Austin has SO many amazing companies that are just waiting to be discovered! We've arranged these brands by location - focusing on a different part of town each weekend in April. Here's our full schedule:
You can pick up a punchcard at any location & for each place you visit, you get an additional entry into raffle at our big Fashion Revolution Day Event on Monday, April 24th at Soma Vida on E. Cesar Chavez from 6:30PM - 9:30PM. We'll also have delicious snacks & drinks, round table discussions about many different facets of ethical fashion lead by local industry leaders, & a photo booth where we will be tweeting at brands #whomademyclothes.
We'd LOVE to have you join us!