#INSIDEOUT

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TODAY IS FASHION REVOLUTION DAY!

SHOW YOUR SUPPORT BY WEARING YOUR CLOTHES #INSIDEOUT

Snap a pic of you wearing it #insideout & share it on instragram, twitter, facebook…  to spread the message!

We are all well aware by now that on this day, one year ago was the devastating building collapse of Rana Plaza in Bangladesh, where 1133 garment factory workers needlessly died, and left over 2,500 injured and 800 orphaned children.

Today is the world wide event to bring awareness to the issue, while promoting ethical & sustainable business practices in this lucrative industry.

“On this first anniversary of the Rana Plaza disaster, we’ll start by remembering its victims and raising awareness of the fashion industry’s biggest challenges. But because we want fashion to be a force for good, we’ll also be celebrating fashion and spreading excitement about the power it has to make big change happen fast.”

Once again, they, we + I … ask you,  Who Made Your Clothes?

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Stay tuned, I’ve yet to release a photo of me wearing my clothes #insideout !!!

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***UPDATE***

I was pleased to read the Op-Ed discussion article on the BoF, written by Tamsin Blanchard, who is a board member of FASHION REVOLUTION DAY. Pleased because this initiative deserves to be heard & supported by the big publishers in efforts to bring about positive change & recognition. I found it particularly interesting reading her thoughts on pin-pointing the moment in history when fashion consumption and consumerism really began to sky rocket. As she notes in the article, within the UK it appears to have began 2001-2005 when women’s shopping increased by 21%, mens 14%, during which simultaneously prices for clothing dropped 14%, “Over those four years, the number of garments bought per person in the UK increased by over one third”. A topic worth researching to say the least..

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Photographer: Keiron O’Connor, Model: Remi Black, Shirt: Komodo, Jeans Katharine Hamnett, Stylist: Stevie Westgarth, Make-up: Jo Frost, Hair: Eliot Bsilla 

 

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