Fashion Revolution Week 2020

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:


More Fair Trade Learning At Home

We’re back to school after the Easter holidays this week, although of course “school” is a lot different now. So if you’re a parent or carer looking for some interesting ways to get Fair Trade into your kids’ education, here are some more ideas. You can read our first post on this subject here.

Fashion Revolution week 2020 begins today, and is a week to reflect on the Rana Plaza disaster in 2013, as well as look at the problems, both human and environmental, within the clothing industry today. Fashion Revolution have lots of fun activities for young learners, which can be found here.

If your children are looking for ways to explore their creativity, Divine Chocolate and Christian Aid have the competition for you. They’re asking young people aged 7 and over to write poems on the theme of Where does the chocolate journey begin? There are tasty prizes and the completion closing date isn’t until 5th June so you’ve still got plenty of time to get started. You can find out more here.

For younger learners, the Fairtrade Foundation have produced some home learning activities on the theme of Pablo the Super-Banana, a super fun character! They also want everyone to share their home learning with the hashtag #FairtradeTogether on social media. We’d love to be tagged in any posts too so that we can see the amazing work everyone is doing!