It’s less than a month to go to Fashion Revolution Week, which takes place on April 23-29.
This year marks the 5th year since the Rana Plaza factory collapse. This single event shook the fashion world and set off a chain of events that eventually lead to the world’s biggest fashion activism movement – Fashion Revolution.
People the world over are calling on brands to change. And in the past five years brands are listening and even acting.
But the work is not complete. Fashion Revolution will continue calling the fashion industry to account. It will strive to ensure every garment worker, who makes the clothes we love to wear, is seen, paid properly and works in safe conditions.
The movement will continue in its efforts to get consumers to interrogate their relationship with clothes and encourage them to consider ethical consumption.
And the Durban leg of the movement is eagerly putting together exciting events for April. The team is planning two events in April – as a build-up to their main event on May 3.
The first is part of the First Thursday (April 5) festivities at The Vintager at The Plant on Station Drive. Here, organisers will launch their #Haulternative competition, and will share their vision with you.
Another event is planned for later in April. But you’ll have to watch this space for more news about it.
Activities will culminate in a fantastic showcase at the KZNSA Gallery on May 3. The aim is to host 5-10 minute talks on sustainable fashion and related matters, educational video clips, an exhibition of artworks and innovative products, workshops, pop-up shops, a swap shop, and the announcement of the winner for their #Haulternative competition.
Ultimately, Fashion Revolution Durban wants to highlight how sustainable and conscious living can be a reality and is doable.
The team is passionate about fashion – they believe in style with a conscience and are eager to share their vision with Durban.
Fashion Revolution Durban invites you to be part of the biggest global movement campaigning for a fairer and safer fashion industry.
Want to be involved?
- Show your label and ask brands #WhoMadeMyClothes
Get people thinking about the faces at the sewing machines and cutting lines. Give garment workers a face and help them be seen.
- Join Fashion Revolution Durban’s events
Get people thinking about sustainable and conscious living. Show them it can be done and bring a friend along to the events taking place in your city.
- Join Durban’s #Haulternative competition
While it began as a call to bloggers and vloggers, I think anyone can join in this challenge. All you need do is tell us how you repurpose or refresh your wardrobe without buying new clothes.
- Read Fashion Revolution’s FANZINE #002
The second-edition fanzine, “Loved Clothes Last” seeks to inspire people to buy less, care more an learn how to make the clothes they love last longer.
** If you’re as passionate as I am about sustainable living, take a look at my other blogs about why supporting local is crucial, the relevance of the slow movement, rethinking the use of plastic, and how you can reduce and eliminate plastic in your life.