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Fashion REVOLUTION week

This week is a very, very important week that truly does impact our own lives, but not nearly as much as the people on the other end of the production of your clothes.

This week is

Fashion Revolution Week

What’s a fashion revolution do I hear you say?

https://www.instagram.com/fash_rev

“Calling for a fairer, cleaner, safer fashion industry.”

We live in a world where we’re constantly surrounded by big names and capitalist corporations too handy for our everyday needs.

Sometimes, accessibility is an issue, and that is a fair enough reason for your consumerism. However, many a time, it is lazy enough. Buying fast fashion comes from pressurised social standards and an urge to keep up with such, and a laziness when it comes to what you are actually buying.

What is ‘Fast Fashion’?

Fast fashion is a social and ethical term referring to the currently most bought kind of fashion. Fast fashion, socially, refers to capitalist culture and societal pressures causing a super fast turnover in style and creation. Ethically, it also refers to the speedy creation of clothes, but with a focus on the immortality of it all.

Fast fashion more likely than not promotes cheap creation and cheap labour; this cheap labour takes place in sweatshops in LEDCs. The conditions the workers are put in, re: living, working, wages, are truly awful. It disgusts me that people think being cruel to human beings is okay, especially when they benefit from it.

So I challenge you to ask this:

Who made my clothes?

Today, I’ll name for you who made mine.

Accessories:

My belt was made from recycled tyres by Laura Zabo. My earrings were handmade by a seller on Etsy.

Clothing:My top and skirt were both thrifted from a charity shop, and though I don’t know who made them originally, I’m ensuring they still contribute to my sustainable lifestyle in some way, from being re-used

I admit, I am not perfect. I have – and frequently- bought from fast fashion shops such as primark, since it is accessible. But I try my upmost to live a life and style fully sustainable and aligning with my ethics.

If you do nothing else this week, just ask

Who made my clothes

This week is most important to join the consumer to who made their clothes. Even brands rarely know of who made their clothes and where, and that was evident since the Rana Plaza disaster (something that this week was inspired by).Another way you can join the revolution is by wearing your clothes inside out, label on show.Whether you care about sustainable fashion for the people, animals, or the planet, we need to make a change. H&M are trying to make a stand with this tophttps://instagram.com/p/Bh47mrCg2MW/

And the pop up lush swag shop are making ethically sourced, ethically made fashion, too! Pop along to Beak St today. I don’t know if my awareness comes from working for a company in which we know every last detail of the the sourcing of ingredients and making of products, but I can’t stand back and watch children, women, men be abused and constantly at risk. Fashion is something we all need to be more aware of. In this world with growing social media trends here and there, it’s easy to be swept up by society, but we need to step back and think. Think about other people. Love always, and happy Thursday!

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