We all had an amazing time celebrating Earth Day and are feeling pretty good about finishing April strong. That’s because Fashion Revolution Day (and week) is here at last. Fashion Revolution Day marks the anniversary of 2013 collapse of the Rana Plaza factory that resulted in the death of 1138 people and injured many more (read this survivor story here), primarily garment workers. Not only is this a day to honor the victims, but to demand major, lasting change in the fashion industry. There are a lot of really informative articles going around right now, so instead of throwing even more links than this post already has, I’ll just say that Rana Plaza and everything that’s come from this awful tragedy in the past four years is definitely worth looking into.
For example, it’s now four years later, and working conditions are still pretty horrifying for many garment workers like those in Bangladesh. Given the lack of enforcement on the part of policymakers + the lack of transparency brand side, we consumers have very good motivation to continue this as a grassroots effort. The UK based organization Fashion Revolution is paving the way. With endless resources (including graphics to share on social media, posters to print etc), events, and clear directive on how to get involved, there’s really no reason not to join this movement right now.