Fashion Revolution Week is a campaign that was created as a response to one of the largest industrial disasters in 2013. The Rana Plaza disaster in Bangladesh saw 1,138 people die and another 2500 injured. That was when Fashion Revolution was born.
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The disaster higlighted the fact that most of the global fashion industry is exploitative and environementally damaging, which is why there’s a need for a revolution. Fashion should be embraced and loved but it shouldn’t be coming at a cost of people or the planet.
As a way of emphasising why transparency matters, they launched #whomademyclothes which is their campaign to encourage everyone to find out where and how their clothes are really made. You can use their handy tool on their site to request where your clothes are made here.
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We love the movement and we want to share some of our favourite ethical brands that hold a strong belief in transparency and sustainability. It’s what we believe to be the future of fashion.
A brand that is seeking a more sustainable future for fashion through a style of casual luxury. They spent over 6 months making sure their factory understood their ethical requirements and guaranteed expert craftsmanship. They created a partnership where they knew they were giving back to the local community and caring for the workers producing their garments.
They couldn’t find a brand that embraced all their values, so they created it. A strong belief to ‘Know your clothes. Know your people. Know your cost’. Their style is timeless and minimal and made from sustainable fabrics. They have recently launched a crowdfunding campaign which you can support here.
We are Thought
This brand started through pop ups on Portobello Road and Camden in 2002. It can now be found in over 1000 shops around the world. They believe in a ’thoughtful way’ with a hands on approach on thoughtful design and supply. They even believe in slow shipping between the process, making it even more friendly for the environment.
Matt & Nat
The name is inspired by the synergy of MAT(T)ERIAL and NATURE and the simple motto, “Live Beautifully”. This is a vegan brand that specialises in bags. They create their lining out of 100% recycled bottles and source sustainable fabrics such as cork and rubber.
The brand that dressed Halima Aden at the International Somali Awards. With a belief in simplicity and refined styles, their unique designs focus on the structure of the garment and fabrics instead of focusing on a size or silhouette that is dictated by the fashion industry. Stay tuned for their upcoming Kimono collection.
We think they’re the one to watch as we stay tuned for their upcoming launch. What we do know is that they are focusing on modest workwear (yay) and that with every purchase they’re supporting a Syrian refugee woman enter the world of work. The good news is you can already start making pre-orders here.