Have you ever wondered who made your clothes, how much they’re paid, and what their lives are like? If not, start asking! Fashion Revolution week is almost upon us, and a range of events around the country will challenge to ask brands #whomademyclothes and demand greater transparency in the fashion supply chain
Fashion Revolution centres around the anniversary on 24 April of the horrific collapse of Rana Plaza in Bangladesh where more than 1130 garment workers lost their lives and over 2500 people were injured.
New Zealand activists are gearing up for a range of events, from Auckland to Dunedin. If you’re organising something, please let us know via the comments.
CARE…ASK…KNOW…who made your clothes ribbon tags
Fraser Crowe is marking Fashion Revolution Day by giving away limited edition silk ribbon tags to pin to your clothing for the day (and longer). The crew will be at various spots along Ponsonby Rd, Auckland, Aotearoa New Zealand giving these ribbons to passers by. Come get one, and wear it proudly!
When & where
11am – 3pm, 24 April 2018
Ponsonby Rd, between Western Park and Three Lamps, Auckland, Aotearoa New Zealand
We believe that small acts can lead to systematic change. We also believe that transparency in the clothing industry matters and, like fashionrevolution.org, that a great first step towards change is asking ‘who made my clothes?’Our CARE, ASK, KNOW Ribbon Share is aimed to begin, continue or develop small conversations (on the footpath and beyond) about the bigger issues of valuing textile and garment makers, demonstrating transparency in the supply chain and caring about environmental impacts of clothing manufacture and purchase.
Hosted in conjunction with Fashion Revolution Day Aus NZ, and the larger global movment fashionrevolution.org. Join us in this small act towards making change to the outdated models and mindsets in the global fashion industry.
Fraser Crowe frasercrowe.com 1B Ponsonby Rd, Grey Lynn, Auckland, Aotearoa New Zealand
#whomademyclothes? #fashionrevolution #bethechange #lesslandfill #ethicalclothing
For events in your part of the country, check out the Fashion Revolution website.
Thanks for sharing Fraser Crowe’s art activation event on 24 April, Karin. If any Auckland members would like to help us give away our ribbons please email me at email@example.com. We’re organising this in either 11-1pm or 1-3pm slots and giving FC goodies as thank you’s.
Deborah and Kim