1138 FESTIVAL: Fashion Revolution in Edinburgh
The entirely-voluntary global movement, Fashion Revolution fights for an ethical fashion future and industry. The campaign demands a systematic reform with a special focus on the need for greater transparency in the fashion supply chain.
Genuine are delighted to be able to support the initiative, spread the word and inspire the need for change.
The organisation has shared details of their events due to take place from 23rd - 25th April in Scotland’s capital. The aptly titled 1138 Festival, takes place over 1,138 minutes and commemorates the 1,138 garment workers killed at the Rana Plaza factory collapse, the tragedy that prompted the birth of Fashion Revolution 5 years ago. The festival includes an exclusive Film Screening of the award-winning documentary River Blue, a Sustainable Fashion Fair embracing quality and environmentally cautious design, a thrifty Swap Shop, Lunchtime Lectures with Jason Love who links scientific recycling with the art world, Workshops at Edinburgh Remakery, a Poetry Slam which tackles issues of consumption, capitalism, environment, identity and fashion a Club Night with drinks promos and a line-up of disco, funk and soul.
Orsola de Castro, Fashion Revolution Founder said:
"Fashion is a reflection of the culture we live in, so together we must change the culture that surrounds it into one that demands positive leadership, transparency, accountability, and better lives all round. The fashion industry should lead on ethics and sustainability.”
Brands such as Christopher Raeburn, Fat Face, G-Star and Massimo Dutti are listening. More brands should listen, respond and inspire permanent change. Genuine urge you to check out Fashion Revolution's Edinburgh event calendar and attend as many as you can. Don't stop asking the simple question: Who Made My Clothes?
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