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Fashion Revolution Day

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Idag ska jag spela skivor och auktionera ut några teckningar till förmån för Fashion Revolution Day! Det är en kampanj för att öka medvetenheten om hur kläderna du köper och har på dig egentligen är tillverkade, på dagen ett år sedan sweatshopen Rana Plaza i Bangladesh kollapsade och 1,129 fabriksarbetare miste livet. Vill du vara med och bidra var du än är kan du göra det genom att ha på dig tröjan ut och in idag och hashtagga din selfie #insideout

Snabbmatsmode är något jag blivit mer och mer allergisk mot på senare tid. Hur mycket jag än älskar kläder och älskar shopping och även själv på sätt och vis bidrar till det hela när jag gör illustrationer för modeindustrin har jag mer och mer svårt för att köpa något nytt som jag inte vet är tillverkat av personer som har bra arbetsförhållanden och skäligt betalt hela vägen ner i näringskedjan. Hur vet man det då? Jo man dubbelkollar och frågar och läser på! Och kostar en klänning 150 spänn är det ganska lätt att lista ut att hen som sydde den inte fick särskilt mycket betalt. Eller så köper man second hand, eller allra bäst förstås, använder skiten ur det man redan har. Hoppas på att få mer tips och tricks ikväll!

Såhär beskiver initiativtagarna Jamie Ortega Och Rachel Kibbe det själva:

Sumzine editor Jamie Ortega and Helpsy founder Rachel Kibbe are starting a Fashion Revolution, with a little help from their friends!

Although we wear clothes every day, as consumers there is a huge blank space between us and who makes the clothes we put on our bodies. We are unaware of the true cost of the things we buy. Costs like human lives. The garment industry supply chain is fractured and producers have become faceless. Let’s change this.

Fashion Revolution Day is about demanding greater transparency. This Thursday, April 24 we ask people to think about who made their clothes and under what conditions; to imagine the thread from the garment, to the machinists who sewed it, all the way down to the farmer who grew the cotton. We hope to initiate a process of discovery, raising awareness to the fact that buying is only the last click in a long journey involving hundreds of people: the invisible workforce behind the clothes we wear.

But there is hope, change can happen, and it can start with you.

Head over to The303 at 6:30 for a panel discussion with industry leaders Rhett Godfrey (Director of Sustainability, Loomstate), Carmen Artigas (Designer/Consultant), Leanne Mai-Ly Hilgart, (Founder, Vaute Couture), Jasmin Malik Chua (Managing Editor, ECOUTERRE) and Bianca Alexander (Communications Director, FRD USA) will discuss what it takes to, and what we mean by Starting a Fashion Revolution.

Tonight I’ll be playing records and auctioning off some artwork for the benefit of Fashion Revolution Day ! It is a campaign to raise awareness about how the clothes you buy wear really are made and also to remember this day one year ago when the sweat shop Rana Plaza in Bangladesh collapsed and 1,129 factory workers lost their lives. If you want to join and contribute wherever you are , you can do it by wearing your shirt inside out today and hashtag your selfie #insideout : ) Fast Fashion is something I’ve become more and more allergic to recently. As much as I love clothes and love shopping (and even quite often do illustrations for t- shirt prints myself ), it’s become more and more difficult to me to buy something new that I don’t know is made by people who have good working conditions and fair payment all the way down the food chain . How do you know that? Well you double check and ask and educate yourself! And if a dress cost $15 bucks it’s pretty easy to figure out that he/she who made it didn’t get much paid for it. Or you buy more second hand, or at the very best , of course, use the hell out of the clothes and shoes you already own! Hoping to get more tips and tricks tonight!

 




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