Today is Fashion Revolution Day: the 8th year anniversary of the Rana Plaza garment factory tragedy in Bangladesh. In some ways, it doesn’t seem like that happened 8 years ago; it seems so long ago, yet in other ways so recent. For those who were directly injured by the tragedy or lost loved ones, I’m sure this is an extremely hard day for them.
I wasn’t sure whether to post today, since I’ve posted a lot about Fashion Revolution in the past, and I no longer have social media accounts to participate in the online movement. However, I did think that maybe some of my Readers might not have ever heard of Fashion Revolution, or Rana Plaza, or other issues that are ongoing today. That’s the thing about much of the fashion industry- an awareness of what is happening today in the fashion industry is still very much needed, because, sadly, human rights abuses are still rampant in the supply chains of most of our clothing. Eight years since the event that sparked my own personal dedication to ethical fashion, this movement is still very much needed.
Fashion shouldn’t be something to literally die for.
So here are some articles for further reading about current events, as well as some of my old posts. (And if you want to read all that I’ve posted on this topic, check out the “sustainable fashion” category in my sidebar.)
- To read more about the event that sparked Fashion Revolution, click here
- “There’s a good chance your cotton t-shirt was made with Uyghur Slave labor”. This a very eye opening read into what is going on in China and the fashion industry.
- Fashion Isn’t About You– why ethical fashion is so important
- If you want to start dressing sustainably, but aren’t sure where to start.
- I linked to this a while ago, but still haven’t read it: one of the founders of Fashion Revolution, Orsola de Castro, released a book “Loved Clothes Last“.
- If you’re looking for something tangible to do, here are 12 Ways To Recycle Used Clothing and Textiles
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!