United Arab Emirates


19th – 25th APRIL

2021 marks the 8th anniversary of Fashion Revolution Week, and we are taking our mission to new heights! With support in over 90 countries, Fashion Revolution Week calls for more responsibility and transparency in the fashion industry. This year’s event takes place from April 19th to 25th.

Since its inception, Fashion Revolution has campaigned globally for a more sustainable fashion industry, raising awareness of its most pressing environmental and social issues, and calling for and achieving systemic reforms that brought about positive change that continue to tackle poverty, human rights violations, low wages, discrimination, environmental pollution, waste and lack of transparency.

The organization will be holding its annual Fashion Revolution Week in the UAE from April 19th to 25th, with a full program that will arm consumers with the tools to question brands about their products, and the knowledge to make more responsible and ethical fashion choices. All activities will follow COVID-19 health and safety protocols.

Fashion Revolution UAE 2021 Events Line up

  • April 19th

Online Panel Discussion (Zoom) – Going Bananas wearing Pineapples…

A panel discussion on how textile innovation can help reduce waste and dress the next generation in a more sustainable way. We will be joined by Dr. Carmen Hijosa, Founder and Chief Creative & Innovation Officer for Ananas Anam Ltd, the makers of Piñatex®, an innovative natural textile made from waste pineapple leaf fiber, and Hannes Schoenegger, co-founder and CEO of Bananatex®, the world’s first durable, waterproof fabric made purely from Banana plants.

Follow this link to register.

  • April 20th

Online Panel Discussion (Zoom) – Connecting the dots…

A panel of representatives of different stakeholders of the fashion supply chain share their perspectives and shed light on unique issues to find common solutions for a fairer, more transparent industry. We will be joined by Ioana Hardy, founder of the Impacters Group, representing the media angle, and Bav Tailor, founder of her eponymous sustainable luxury clothing brand, representing the designer’s perspective.

Representing the consumer’s perspective and moderating this talk will be Adela Alonso Alonso, Founder of AlonsoAlonso, the Strategic Branding and Innovation Consultancy, and special judge of Fashion Revolution UAE’s Sustainable Fashion Competition 2021.

Follow this link to register.

  • April 21st

Online Panel Discussion (Zoom) – Microplastics

Azalea Watfa, from Azraq Marine Conservation, will explain and discuss with Colette Barr, author of The Eco-Heroes series, Grace Downes, founder of Beach Seventy Six and co-founder of Seven+Sixpence, and Araceli Gallego, Country Coordinator of Fashion Revolution UAE and founder of, how microplastics can harm sea life. Azraq Marine Conservation is a non-profit marine conservation organization registered with the Community Development Authority in the United Arab Emirates.

Follow this link to register.

  • April 22nd

Digital Show (Zoom) – Sustainable Fashion Competition

A digital sustainable fashion show highlighting the work of 10 finalists from Fashion Revolution’s student competition, where budding designers all over the UAE were challenged to design 3 ready-to-wear outfits that incorporate circular design strategies. Special judges are Adela Alonso Alonso, Amanda Rushforth, Silke Ahlden, and Araceli Gallego. The public will also be able to vote after watching the show.

Finalists are competing for the below exclusive prizes:

  • First place: a 3-month mentorship program from AlonsoAlonso, the Strategic Branding and Innovation Consultancy founded by Adela Alonso Alonso.
  • Second place: full access to a comprehensive 6-step online course “How to launch a fashion brand online” from Unzipped, the Fashion Consultancy founded by Carley Johnson.
  • Third place: an AED 2000 voucher valid for 1 year offered by Polopiqué, the leader in the textile industry.

The digital show is held in partnership with Cosentino, the leader in surfaces for the world of Design and Architecture.

Follow this link to register.

  • April 23rd & 24th

Event – Clothing Swap For A Cause

Happening over the weekend, a “Clothing Swap For A Cause” event, where people can bring their preloved items to the Thrift for Good store, against which they will give a gift certificate for AED10 in store to be used for clothing in-store any time within the next year. Proceeds of clothing sales will support children in Larchfield Children’s Home Tanzania (IACAD approved license number 3523).

Thrift For Good, Golden Mile Galleria

From 1 PM to 5 PM GST

  • April 23rd

Workshop – Quilted banner making workshop with Natalya Konforti from Glitches and stitches

A quilting workshop to create a @fash_revuae banner using a quilting technique in partnership with Glitches & Stitches, a homegrown brand focused on promoting the value of craftsmanship and artisanal skills.

Open to All, no Sewing Experience Required.

Follow this link to register.

  • April 23rd

Digital Event ( Zoom) – Sustainable Digital Pop-Up by Goshopia

A Sustainable Digital Pop-Up by Goshopia where shoppers can discover ethical products. houses brands that are pioneering in sustainability and social responsibility. Its main objective is to support slow, sustainable, and socially responsible fashion, making it more accessible to those who are looking to make lifestyle choices that can improve the world we live in.

Follow this link to register.

  • April 24th

Event – Stylist and photographer session at Thrift for Good

Visit Thrift For Good for the “Clothing Swap For A Cause” event, and enjoy a session with a stylist and photographer that can help with selection of outfits and take a professional photo of you in store/outside.

Thrift For Good, Golden Mile Galleria

From 1 PM to 5 PM GST

  • April 24th

Online Workshop (Zoom) – Bags of Gratitude Online Introductory Workshop will host an online introductory workshop that will take participants through the process to design and create their own sustainable and personalized tote bag at their own pace through their new DIY Upcycling Kit. is the Dubai-based destination for upcycled purses, handbags, and totes.

Follow this link to register.

  • April 25th

Event – Sustainable Fashion Competition Awards Ceremony

Winners of the UAE Sustainable Fashion Competition will be announced at the Alliance Française Dubai. The Alliance Française Dubai is the leading center for French language, French culture and francophone resources in the UAE, is the official French Center affiliated to the French Consulate since 1982.

Follow this link to register.

  • April 25th

Event – “The Price of Free” Movie Screening

There will be a movie screening of Sundance award-winning “The Price of Free”, the incredible movie that tells the story of how Nobel Peace Prize winner Kailash Satyarthi rescued children who were forced into slave labor.

Follow this link to register.



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For more information or to arrange an interview please contact: Araceli Gallego, Country Coordinator, FRD-UAE,


Fashion Revolution UAE is seeking new team members and Country Coordinator

Fashion Revolution United Arab Emirates is a voluntary team that has been active since 2015. It is part of a global network of 90 country teams who campaign for a global fashion industry that conserves and restores the environment and values people over growth and profit.

The team is currently undergoing a transition and is seeking new members to build on 5 years of successful campaigning in UAE. We are seeking a voluntary Country Coordinator and a core team who would like to shape activities and campaigning across communications, events, partnerships and developing student and education networks.

Teams are largely self-organised around a voluntary group framework with guidance and support from Fashion Revolution CIC, based in the UK. If you would like further information or are interested in joining please email the Global Network Manager,


Country Coordinator

Araceli Gallego

Araceli Gallego

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Country Team

Sana Rahimtula

Sana Rahimtula

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Fashion Revolution is only five years old and already the world’s largest fashion activism movement.
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