Fashion Revolution Week 2018 will take place from 23 to 29 April 2018, with a number of events set for Luxembourg.
April 2018 will be the 5th year anniversary of the Rana Plaza factory collapse and 5 years since Fashion Revolution was born. During that time, millions of people have joined Fashion Revolution to demand a fairer, more transparent industry. It is clear that brands are listening and Fashion Revolution is holding them to account. "To ensure they continue to listen and create the far reaching, permanent change needed to ensure we never see a tragedy like Rana Plaza again, we need everyone to join Fashion Revolution and keep asking one simple question Who Made My Clothes?"
5 achievements in 5 years
1. Last year 2 million people across the world got involved. Over 100,000 people used social media to ask the brands they wear #whomademyclothes
2. Brands are listening and the industry is starting to change. 2,416 brands responded to our #whomademyclothes demands sharing information about their supply chain. Over 150 big brands have published their factories where their clothes are made.
3. Producers, farmers, factories and makers in our fashion supply chains have become more visible through social media. Last April, over 3,600 producers were heard, with the hashtag #imadeyourclothes. And conditions have improved. Hundreds of factories in Bangladesh are now safer places to work. More than 1,300 factories have been inspected since Rana Plaza and 1.8 million garment workers have received factory safety information. 515 factories, 87% of garment exporters in Cambodia, have published data about their working conditions compliance.
4. Minimum wages for garment workers have increased in places like Bangladesh and Cambodia, but more still needs to be done. The Bangladesh government has delivered a 77% increase in the minimum wage to $68 per month for garment workers. 18 big brands and retailers have signed up to ACT to achieve living wages for workers with industry-wide collecting bargaining linked to purchasing practices.
5. Brands are starting to reduce the use of toxic chemicals and clear up their supply chain. Over 70 brands and suppliers have committed to Detox by 2020 and remove harmful chemicals from their supply chains. Combined, these brands account for 15% of global textile production. Over 100 brands have committed to working towards a circular fashion system6. But our landfills still overflow with clothes, the industry continues to get bigger and move faster. "We buy more clothes than ever before and wear them for half as long as we used to. This is why we need to make our #lovedclotheslast".
One Week to Go to Fashion Revolution!
The small, but dedicated Fashion Revolution team in Luxembourg is raising awareness in Luxembourg throughout the year. After their big all-day event last year and their Upcycling Workshops in collaboration with Caritas, they welcomed the new local campaign ‘Rethink Your Clothes’ that focuses on the challenges the fashion industry is facing and targets the local population.
This year, three events are scheduled for the upcoming Fashion Revolution Week of 23rd – 29th April.
Events in Luxembourg
Fashion Revolution Afterwork at de Gudde Wellen! https//www.facebook.com/events/2124193911145984/
5 Years Rana Plaza at Place D’Armes https//www.facebook.com/events/1441415205992768/
Fashion Revolution Warm-Up at Akabobuttek https//www.facebook.com/events/215318095885384/
The Fashion Revolution Afterwork is being held on Thursday 26 April 2018 from 1800 - 2200 at Gudde Wëllen (17 rue du Saint Esprit, Luxembourg-ville). It will comprise a number of initiatives, as follows
ETHICAL FASHION MARKET
This year the organisers have chosen local creators & brands with an eclectic mix of ethical fashion products handmade, ethically sourced materials, transparency in production, organic, made with love or all the above
• Aitheria – Handmade Bracelets for Him & Her
• BLANLAC – Vegan Shoes, Handcrafted in Italy
• Ethico Clothing – T-shirts & Bags Made from Certified Eco Materials
• HELS1NK1 – Eco fashion brands & make-up
• Kimby Stone Friperie – Second Hand & Vintage Treasures
• Luciferine Designs – Clothes & Accessories with a vintage touch, Handmade for Him & Her
• RINA Oliveira – Handmade & Personalized Jewellery Made in Luxembourg
• Sopolipili – Consciously Curated Accessories, Jewellery & Clothing
• Risaikourou – Bags, Hats & Accessories 100% Made in Luxembourg, Handmade using Upcycling Technique
• What.Eve.Wears – Clothes & Accessories Made from Upcycled Cotton Yarn in Greece
Elita Lemoni will make ladies pretty in a natural way. Showcase of the vegan, eco-friendly & cruelty-free makeup line Emani.
1830 – 1930 How to Make Accessories using Plastic Bottles
2000 – 2100 Upcycle your Old T-Shirt
FASHION REVOLUTION STAND GET your copy of the fanzine LOVED CLOTHES LAST & learn how to BE PART of the Revolution!