FASHION REVOLUTION WEEK 2018, 23- 29 April
jeudi 19 avril 2018 à 04:00
5 years since the Rana Plaza tragedy, what has changed ?
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 we are 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
- Last year 2 million people across the world got involved. Over 100,000 people used social media to ask the brands they wear #whomademyclothes
- 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.
- Producers, farmers, factories and makers in our fashion supply chains have become more visible through social media. Last April, over 3600 producers were heard, with our 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.1 515 factories, 87% of garment exporters in Cambodia, have published data about their working conditions compliance.2
- 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.318 big brands and retailers have signed up to ACT to achieve living wages for workers with industry-wide collecting bargaining linked to purchasing practices.4
- Brands are starting to reduce the use of toxic chemicals and clear up their supply chain. Over 70 brands and suppliers have committed to Detox5 by 2020 and remove harmful chemicals from their supply chains. Combined, these brands account for 15 percent 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 our big all-day event last year & our Upcycling Workshops in collaboration with Caritas, we have 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 and we invite you to transmit to your audience the importance of being part of this global movement and asking Who Made My Clothes together with us during the whole week of 23rd – 29th April.
Events in Luxembourg
Fashion Revolution Afterwork at de Gudde Wellen !
5 Years Rana Plaza at Place D’Armes
Fashion Revolution Warm-Up at Akabobuttek
A Positive Image for Youth in Luxembourg
This year, we welcome in the team Andy Schammo, who has been animating informative sessions on Slow Fashion VS Fast Fashion for schools in Luxembourg. The first one was Lycée Hubert Clément in Esch-sur-Alzette and students were interactive & pleased to know more, especially from someone like them. For his bio visit our team pagehttps://www.fashionrevolution.org/e...
We have chosen Andy, because he is an engaged young person who has experienced fast fashion addiction first-hand to spread the message, talk to schoolchildren & explain to them how to shop consciously & why shop-until-you-drop is harming our planet and our fellow human beings.
Schools interested to organise a session can get in touch with the Country Coordinator Stylianee Parascha via the Fashion Revolution contact form https://www.fashionrevolution.org/a...
We have been offering the successful Upcycle Your T-shirt workshop in banks in Luxembourg, trying to inspire with a combination of DIY & Zero Waste. We aim to offer this option of ecological recreation to more corporations in the future. Visit our local Facebook Page for Updates :
MORE INFO : Styliani.firstname.lastname@example.org
Fashion Revolution Afterwork in de Gudde Wëllen – Program
ETHICAL FASHION MARKET
WHEN & WHERE : 26 April, 18:00 – 22:00, de Gudde Wëllen, 17, rue du Saint Esprit
This year we 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. With us :
- 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.
18:30 – 19:30 How to Make Accessories using Plastic Bottles
20:00 – 21:00 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 !
Fashion Transparency Index 2018
Our third edition of the Fashion Transparency Index will publish a list of 150 of the biggest global fashion and apparel brands and retailers with how much information they share about their social and environmental policies and practices.
Brands have been chosen on the basis of their annual turnover, over $500 million USD and represent a spread of market segments including high street, luxury, sportswear, accessories, footwear and denim from across Europe, North America, South America and Asia.
We have seen that more and more brands are seeing the importance of publishing information about their suppliers and their codes of practice. This is a major step towards our demand for greater supply chain transparency. We’ve counted 152 across 32 parent groups that are disclosing at least some of the facilities making their clothes.
Orsola de Castro, Fashion Revolution Founder said : “Fashion is a reflection of the culture we live in, so together we must change the culture that surrounds it into one that demands positive leadership, transparency, accountability, and better lives all round. The fashion industry should lead on ethics and sustainability.”
For further information and other ideas on how to get involved, visit www.fashionrevolution.org