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Thursday, April 24, 2014

Fashion Revolution: who made your clothes?

Fashion Revolution Day Handmade


April 24 marks the one year anniversary of the tragic collapse of the textile complex Rana Plaza in Dhaka, Bangladesh where over 1,000 people lost their lives while producing the cheap and accessible clothing that the Western world has come to expect.  Abby (Things for Boys), Celina (Petit a Petit and Family) and Laura (Behind the Hedgerow) have joined the Fashion Revolution Day initiative by getting home sewists involved. They say:

The goal is for all of us to stand together for a united cause and help to show sewing (in all its forms) as an ethical and sustainable alternative to fast fashion and mass consumerism.  It’s one piece in a very large puzzle but by showcasing home sewn items we will help spread the word that in some cases the answer to ‘Who Made Your Clothes?’ can proudly be answered, “ME!”

So today, home sewists can join in by posting images of ourselves wearing something inside out, asking Who Made Your Clothes?

While I didn't wear these out and about, I can proudly say to the question Who Made Your Clothes?... I did. The next route of investigation is to find out who made the fabric...something to study in future. As Laura has shared today, try to do as Vivienne Westwood says...


                            


4 comments:

  1. Thanks for joining the revolution! I hope we can encourage great change!

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    1. Thanks for coming up with the idea for sewists to participate. Yes to change!

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  2. Thank you for sharing, and I'm in. Let us stand up and be proud of our craft.

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    1. Yes! We should be. Buying less fast fashion is one of the reasons I enjoy sewing my own clothes. Reading Overdressed really got me thinking about it even more.

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