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Practical and affordable ways to join the Fashion Revolution all year long

May 14, 2018

 

 

{Clicca qui per leggere il testo in italiano}

 

The Fashion Revolution week seems far away, and as for many celebratory events, the risk is that we forget about it when the date is over. I don’t want to forget its sense, I try to be guided by its values all year long. For this reason I’m writing this blog post, where I’m telling you what Fashion Revolution means to me and how, even with a small budget, you can support this philosophy of ethical fashion.

But before showing you a small list of practical and affordable ways to join this movement, I would like to introduce, if you don’t know it yet, the Fashion Revolution, with some extracts from their website. If you already know what it is, skip the following text and go straight to my suggestions ;)

 

From the Fashion Revolution website:

 

FASHION REVOLUTION IS A GLOBAL MOVEMENT

CALLING FOR A FAIRER, SAFER, CLEANER,

MORE TRANSPARENT FASHION INDUSTRY

 

Fashion Revolution is a global movement calling for greater transparency, sustainability and ethics in the fashion industry.

We want to unite the fashion industry and ignite a revolution to radically change the way our clothes are sourced, produced and purchased, so that what the world wears has been made in a safe, clean and fair way.

 

On 24 April 2013, the Rana Plaza building in Bangladesh collapsed. 1,138 people died and another 2,500 were injured, making it the fourth largest industrial disaster in history.

That’s when Fashion Revolution was born.

There were five garment factories in Rana Plaza all manufacturing clothing for big global brands. The victims were mostly young women.

Since then, people from all over the world have come together to use the power of fashion to change the world.

 

Fashion Revolution is now a global movement of people like you.

Have you ever wondered who made your clothes? How much they’re paid, and what their lives are like?

The majority of the people who makes clothes for the global market live in poverty, unable to afford life’s basic necessities. Many are subject to exploitation; verbal and physical abuse, working in unsafe and dirty conditions, with very little pay.

Today, both people and the environment suffer as a result of the way fashion is made, sourced and consumed.

This needs to change.

 

 Image taken from Fashion Revolution blog

 

We are campaigning for a more accountable industry, where dignity of toil and a safe environment are a standard and not an exception.

 

As citizens and consumers — our questions, our voices, our shopping habits can have the power to help change things for the better. We are the driver of trends. Every time we buy something, we’re voting with our wallet.

 

WE DESERVE TO KNOW WHO MAKES OUR CLOTHES

AND UNDER WHAT CONDITIONS

 

We love fashion. But we don’t want our clothes to exploit people or destroy our planet. We demand radical, revolutionary change.

This is our dream…

 

Text taken from the Fashion Revolution website: www.fashionrevolution.org

 

And now, my suggestions on how to join the Fashion Revolution in a practical and affordable way.

Maybe some of them seem banal to you, but believe me that, unfortunately, for many people they are not.

 

 

 

PRACTICAL AND AFFORDABLE WAYS TO JOIN THE FASHION REVOLUTION

 

1st thing first: if you don’t like some clothing you own anymore, DON’T THROW IT AWAY!

If it’s still in good condition, you can:

-Swap it with some friends (swap parties are very popular! You can organize one or look for existing ones);

-Donate it to charities that collect clothing for less fortunate people, or for selling them and using the profits to help people in need;

-Sell them as second hand items: for doing so, you can use for example an app called Depop, very popular for this purpose.

If it’s not in good condition anymore, you can:

-Upcycle it: have a look on Google or on YouTube for tutorials and projects on how to reuse clothing, y