Fashion Revolution Week is now. This is an annual event that reminds us of the devastating incident which happened in Bangladesh 8 years ago when the Rana Plaza building collapsed. The building housed a number of garment factories which employed around 5000 people who were manufacturing clothing for many of the biggest global fashion brands.
This week is FASHION REVOLUTION WEEK. Sometimes it feels like every week there is another cause or mission that we should be aware off. We don't want to start feeling dismissive or indifferent but I guess, it's really hard to keep up! Many of you will be here already because you love what we do and know of this cause, but just in case you don't, here it is...
The Little Guide to the Big Story of the Fashion Revolution
When did it start and why? Fashion Revolution was founded in 2013 in response to the Rana Plaza collapse which was a garment factory in the Dhaka district of Bangladesh. The building owners ignored warnings of structural cracks and ordered everyone to work. 1134 people died in the disaster with another 2500 people injured.
Who started it? FR was founded by Carry Sommers and Orola de Castro. Both women have had long careers in fashion focussing on radical transparency and up-cycling.
What did they hope to achieve? Awareness about the human cost of making budget fashion and to encourage meaningful change in the industry.
How do they do this? By getting the word out to as many people as possible. Their hashtag #WhoMadeYourClothes launched in 2015 was the No.1 global trend on twitter and by 2018 has received 99.8 impressions on twitter! Their video The 2 Euro T-shirt which was a social experiment has had close to 8 million views and won a Cannes Lion Award.
Please share #WhoMadeYourClothes today and if you're a maker, please share #IMadeYourClothes.
Thank you to our beautiful team for being part of the Revolution and thank you, to you for supporting us.
Everybody Dance Now
#charmeneyap takes the Feel Good Friday class
Sydney Dance Company is offering online classes through their virtual studio! The classes are mostly beginner levels and include contemporary, tap, jazz and hip hop. Try out one class for $12 and if you are keen you can buy a pack or even do unlimited classes for $28 per week.
So make some room in your lounge room and you may well unleash your next career move/s. View the classes at SDC here.
The Sadie Tee
The Sadie is our winning long sleeved tee, the perfect piece for this trans-seasonal weather.
The deep, scooped neckline means you're not so covered up but the long sleeves are cosy giving you the best of both worlds.
We make each piece in our Ethical Clothing Australia certified factory located in Melbourne. Each garment is sewn by one of our incredible machinists that have over 20 years industry experience.
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Stay well, from all of us here at Arnsdorf X