It’s Fashion Revolution Week right now, running from the 20th until the 26th April 2020, but what does that mean? Well, the clothing industry has a lot of problems, affecting both people and the environment. The Rana Plaza disaster in 2013, in which more than 1000 garment workers died due to unsafe conditions, inspired the start of Fashion Revolution who campaign against these issues.
Fashion is also one of the most dangerous industries for the environment, meaning that its problems have the potential to affect everyone. The statistics below reveal the extent of just some of these shocking issues.
This week, Fashion Revolution are working to make sure that as many people as possible know about what goes on within the clothing industry. This includes putting on many events, which are all taking place online due to the current circumstances and can be found here. They have also published an updated Fashion Transparency Index so you can see just how ethical your favourite clothing brand is from the comfort of your home. Another piece of easy activism you can do from home is to use social media to ask companies: