Who made my clothes?
I remember that night Lien and I were having a cup of tea at Het Naaiatelier after the classes were finished. We were discussing about this idea of taking something old and making something new with it. We shared our ideas and decided to DO SOMETHING!
We discussed about all the different aspects going awfully wrong in the fashion industry. From the emissions in the whole supply chain; to the materials and how they are grown or made; to the terrible labor conditions of the people involved in the manufacturing. How is it possible for a t-shirt to cost just 7 euros in the shop after the whole supply chain? After all it takes to make a T-shirt?
Last year for the first time in history, thousands of people joined forces to see a more sustainable future for fashion. They all asked the question: ‘#Who Made Your Clothes?’ to brands and retailers. Very few got an answer…
But why on April 24th?
On 24 April 2013, 1133 people were killed and over 2500 were injured when the Rana Plaza factory complex collapsed in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Social and environmental catastrophes in our fashion supply chains continue.
Fashion Revolution says enough is enough.
This year it get bigger, we want answers. Be curious, find out, do something! There is a way for everyone to get involved.
There is a campaign going on via Instagram about the Fashion Revolution! The purpose of this campaign is to raise awareness of the true cost of fashion and show the world that change is possible. The MINIMI Project is joining the Fashion Revolution by asking the question: ‘Who Made My Clothes?’
Follow the hashtag #whomademyclothes and join the Fashion Revolution!
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Let’s do this!