Thursday, April 24, 2014

Inside Out For Fashion Revolution Day

Gap Shirt / Gap Always Skinny Jeans / J. Crew Sweater

"Your clothes already tell a story about who you are. Now they can tell a better one."
 ~ Fashion Revolution

On April 24th last year 1,133 people were killed and over 2,500 injured when the Rana Plaza factory complex in Dhaka, Bangladesh collapsed. It's a dark stain on the history of fashion and Fashion Revolution aims to change that. 

Today, people all over, myself included are wearing our clothes inside out with tags showing to encourage us all to ask "who made my clothes?" Were they made in a sustainable factory with healthy, safe work conditions? Were people endangered either physically, socially, economically, emotionally or environmentally so that I could have the dress I always wanted? The fashion community is taking a stand against these practices, promoting sustainable change for the better. Fashion makes so many of us happy every day, but it shouldn't come at the cost of making someone else miserable or worse.

Fashion Revolution encourages you to be curious and find out who made your clothes from the farm where the cotton was grown to the last stitches of final production. If we stand together against poor standards of production in the fashion industry, the demand will cease and conditions will improve. This type of change could not only improve, but save many lives.

To find out how you can get involved, check out the Fashion Revolution website or follow them on Twitter at @Fash_Rev. If you're wearing your clothes inside out today, don't forget to spread the word by sending an Instagram or Tweet using the hashtag #InsideOut and then sit back and enjoy watching the change you helped to create!


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