Fashion Revolution Week happens every year in the week surrounding the 24th of April. This date is the anniversary of the 2013 Rana Plaza collapse. Rana Plaza, a building in Bangladesh, housed a number of garment factories, employing around 5,000 people.The people in this building were manufacturing clothing for many of the biggest global fashion brands.Over 1,100 people died in the collapse and another 2,500 were injured, making it the fourth largest industrial disaster in history. The victims were mostly young women. Thats when Fashion Revolution started.

Your voice can change everything.

Since Fashion Revolution started, people from all over the world have used their voice and their power to tell brands that things must change. And it’s working. The industry is starting to change. More brands are being open about where their clothes are made. More manufacturers are making their factories safer. More producers are being seen and heard.

But the story is far from over. We are only just getting started. We can’t stop until every garment worker who makes the clothes we love is seen, heard, paid properly and working in safe conditions. Your voice does make a difference. We need to make this Fashion Revolution Week bigger and bolder than ever before. Ask brands #whomademyclothes?

EMAIL THE BRAND…

Dear ,

I am your customer, and I love your style.

However, I am very worried about the impact that the coronavirus is having on the people working in your supply chain.

Bloomberg News reports that major fashion brands have cancelled orders worth roughly $1.5 billion across more than 1,000 garment factories in Bangladesh since the start of the outbreak. Elsewhere there are reports of fashion brands cancelling orders and stopping payments for orders already placed. What effect is this having on garment makers who are already paid so little and have no social safety net to fall back on?

I understand that this is causing an unprecedented economic crisis and that people like me may be buying fewer clothes right now. But, now is not that time to turn your back on your suppliers and their workers.

So, please tell me #WhoMadeMyClothes and what you are doing to honour existing contracts and ensure that the people working in your supply chain are protected and compensated throughout this crisis?

Sincerely,


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ASK THE BRAND...

I’m
and I want to thank the people who made my .
Hi @, #whomademyclothes?

Signed,



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Get Involved Pack: Citizens

Information on how get involved with Fashion Revolution Week 2020.

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Share our Fashion Revolution 2020 campaign assets via social media. Includes cover images, instagram feed and story templates too. Support the movement and raise awareness with facts, stats & quotes.

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Try a #haulternative

Try a #haulternative

Want to avoid buying new clothes? Take the #haulternative challenge — a way of refreshing your wardrobe without buying new clothes: from shopping secondhand, swapping with a friend, renting special pieces, to DIY customisation. Also available in Spanish, French, Polish, and Portuguese

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Share your fashion love story

Rather than buying new, fall back in love with the clothes you already own. Share your story, or write a love letter about an item of clothing that means a lot to you. Also available in French and Portuguese.

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Write a postcard to a policymaker

Write a postcard to a policymaker

Ask your local policymaker what they’re doing to create a fairer, safer, cleaner more transparent fashion industry. Your voice has power, so use it! Download, print and post this postcard to the policymaker in your neighbourhood.

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Email a brand: What's in my clothes?

Email a brand: What's in my clothes?

Write an email to a brand and ask #WhatsInMyClothes? Fill in their name, sign yours and share on social media, tagging the brand and @fash_rev. Download our email template.

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Email a brand: Who made my clothes?

Email a brand: Who made my clothes?

Write an email to a brand and ask #WhoMadeMyClothes? Fill in their name, sign yours and share on social media, tagging the brand and @fash_rev. Download our email template.

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Educational resources

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Get Involved in the Workplace

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