Fashion Revolution is a global movement that appreciates and loves fashion but hopes to spark progressive, and much needed, change in the industry. The foundation works to scrutinise industry practices and raise awareness for pressing social and environmental issues. Beginning on Earth Day and encompassing the anniversary of the Rana Plaza factory collapse, which took place on April 24th, 2013, Fashion Revolution Week will encourage people to recognise the apparel industry’s environmental impact, value quality over quantity, and ask retailers and producers for transparency by using the hashtag #WhoMadeMyClothes. More than 275 million people in over 100 countries are expected to take part in events and activities such as clothing swaps, film screenings, panel discussions, workshops and much more!
Fashion Revolution Week Events in London & The South-East include;
Artisans & Adventurers Shopping Event
34 King Street, Margate
21/04/2022 16:00 - 18:00
We will be hosting an evening shopping event at our Margate store. Shop our ethically made goods and chat to our knowledgable team at this relaxed event. We will be offering a 10% discount throughout the evening as well as donating 10% of proceeds to Fashion Revolution. Locally made beers and organic wines will also be available on a donation basis, again with all money raised going to Fashion Revolution.
10 Bethnal Green Road, London
20/04/2022 19:00 - 23:00
Free, register here.
Panel discussion with Q&A discussing a range of topics including:
- Fashion Revolution and its origins
- The true meaning of sustainable production in 2022
- Re-examining society's consumption habits (Cost per wear vs cost per item)
Guests include Aja Barber (@ajabarber), Sophie Slater (@Birdsonglondon) & Ronaé Fagon (@SlowCo.official)
181 Mansfield Road, London NW3 2HP
22/04/2022 18:00 - 19:30
Little Hands Design’s session specifically designed to make your life more sustainable through sewing. Green Stitch – Green Switch. Ditch wipes, plastic bags, etc and make your own. Repair and up-cycle your clothes or simply learn how to use the sewing machine. Socialise with people taking steps towards a more sustainable daily life. All materials are donations that would have ended up in landfill.
International House, Canterbury Cres, London SW9 7QE
23/04/2022 14:00 - 18:00
£4.50 / Free for Students. Register here.
An opportunity to visit the White Weft studio virtually or IRL and see their space, materials and upcycling process. They will be offering an exclusive insight into how they use all the component parts of a jean and the different products they've designed to ensure that nothing goes to waste.
Fashion Revolution Week Events in The North of England & Scotland include;
Hilton Street, Manchester
24/04/2022 All day
Join the Sew Creative team at Feelgoodclub Manchester for a day learning how to rescue your clothes, and maybe even catch the bug for making your own! Learn the art of visible mending, learn how to alter your existing clothes and upcycle them into something you love. See demonstrations of how making your own clothes can be a sustainable option! You can also shop their range of deadstock fabrics, sourced from suppliers right here in the UK and saved from landfill.
Woodhouse Street, Leeds
23/04/2022 12:00 - 16:00
Leeds Community Clothes Exchange Is a community project encouraging the exchange of clothes and accessories in order to develop community spirit, reduce consumption and raise awareness of unethical consumer habits. At their monthly events you can expect to find everything from vintage, designer, high street and basics to hand-made delights. It’s retail therapy with a guilt free twist. Take those good clothes hanging at the back of your wardrobe, the ones that no longer fit you or your style and swap them for new ones that do! Bring up to 15 items of clothing to swap for something new-to-you - refresh your wardrobe for 2022 & help save clothing from landfill too!
36 Dalmeny Street, Edinburgh
22/04/2022 13:00 - 18:00
Free, register here.
Come along anytime between 1pm - 6pm to learn about Remode Collective's work, look at their range of repurposed textile accessories and meet the people behind their production team! You are invited to bring along a piece of clothing that needs repair and the team will advise you on how to best bring it back to life!