For the very first time in Maltese history Fashion Revolution Week is coming to the island. FR is an international team working together to unite the fashion industry and radically change the way our clothes are sourced, produced and purchased.
The story behind Fashion Revolution
In 2013, the Rana Plaza Garment Factory in Bangladesh collapsed. The eight-storey building crashed down, killing over 1,000 factory workers in what was one of the worst industrial disasters in history.
In the aftermath, many questions were raised about the accountability of the government, the working conditions at these factories, and the need for greater transparency in the fashion supply chain.
From it, Fashion Revolution was born.
Fashion Revolution is a global movement passionate about sustainable fashion.
The Revolution is all about raising awareness, advocating for positive change, and creating a more ethical and sustainable future for fashion. In other words, it’s style with conscience.
The international social media campaign
When: 23rd-29th April
During Fashion Revolution Week members of the public are encouraged to ask brands a very simple question: #WhoMadeMyClothes .
The campaign aims to create awareness and show brands, retailers and governments that consumers demand greater transparency in the fashion supply chain.
To join in, all you have to do is follow these three simple steps:
- Turn your top inside out
- Show your label
- Post your photo using the hashtag #whomademyclothes!
When: 24th of April
Fashion Revolution Malta will be hosting a special screening of the movie ‘The True Cost’ at City Lights Valletta at 7pm.
After the film, a discussion with a panel of industry professionals will be tackling the campaign’s tagline.
- Michela Fenech, a Social Impact Accelerator Program Manager at Ashoka
- Steven Diacono, a Community Manager at Go Beyond Early Stage Investing & Circular Economy Insights.
- Carla Grima, an established Maltese Fashion Designer
For more information check out their event on Facebook.
Be curious, find out, do something!