FASHION REVOLUTION WEEK 2023
WHAT IS FASHION REVOLUTION WEEK?
Fashion Revolution Week is an annual campaign bringing together the world’s largest fashion activism movement for 7 days of action.
24th April 2023 marks 10 years since the Rana Plaza tragedy struck Bangladesh. The Rana Plaza factory building collapsed in what was a preventable accident. More than 1,100 people died and another 2,500 were injured, making it the fourth largest industrial disaster in history.
During Fashion Revolution Week, we are #RememberingRanaPlaza and the lives lost, and demand that no one dies for fashion.
MANIFESTO FOR A FASHION REVOLUTION
The theme for 2023 is MANIFESTO FOR A FASHION REVOLUTION.
We love fashion. But we don’t want our clothes to exploit people of destroy our planet. We are coming together as a global community to bring our manifesto into reality.
WHY DO WE NEED A FASHION REVOLUTION?
Rana Plaza exposed the widespread lack of transparency across global fashion supply chains and how a lack of visibility can ultimately cost lives. Without transparency, issues remain hidden and unresolved.
Within the global fashion industry, garment worker wages are artificially low and brands continue to source from regions where it is impossible, difficult and/or unsafe for workers to form trade unions and bargain for greater rights. A lack of living wages, freedom of association, collective bargaining, health and safety and traceability continue due to poor progress on transparency in these areas. A critical first step towards accountability is greater transparency.
As we approach a decade of campaigning for systemic change in the fashion industry, we urge our community to be curious, ask questions and demand change – from supply chain transparency to living wages, textile waste to cultural appropriation, freedom of association to biodiversity.
Green Horse is committed to asking these questions of our brands and we are proud of the work they are doing to create and drive change within the industry.
Kowtow - B-Corp Certified since 2022 and founded by Gosia Piatek in 2006, Kowtow is a seed-to-garment brand, made entirely from 100% Fairtrade certified organic cotton. Gosia believes that clothing is a vessel for a much bigger concept towards a healthier planet and a fairer world. Determined to create a positive environmental contribution, Kowtow works with nature to provide people with a natural and circular clothing solution, whilst working in sustainability and innovation.
Amble -Sustainability is core to everything Amble does. From their fabrics to their factories, to the packaging and their freight, because Amble believes there should be no compromise on people or planet. They have recycled over 250,000 post-consumer bottles into the fabrics that are GRS certified, with over 31 bottles in every jacket they make.
Untouched World are the first and only lifestyle fashion company in the world to be recognised by the United Nations for sustainability—using sustainably grown fibres and GOTS certified organic dyes.
Paire see themselves as fabric technology company more than a fashion brand. Since they developed their own yarn and fabric, they have full control of the production process from the yarn to the products. The only corners they cut are at 90 degrees - just like your foot.
Bellroy are committed to making their products environmentally sustainable - using fabrics made from recyled and plant-derived materials, and sourcing leathers with the least environmental impact.
Veja - Since 2005, VEJA has been creating sneakers in a different way, mixing social projects, economic justice, and ecological materials.