Fashion Revolution Week

April 20, 2016 at 8:07 AM

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Here at Vintage Vision we're all about providing opportunities for women, being kind to the environment, and great clothes. So, naturally, Fashion Revolution Week is right up our street. 

Sadly, Wales has lost much of its textile and garment production industry over the last 50 years. At Vintage Vision we often come across women who worked in the factories in the South Wales valleys. You can see one of these in Peggy's wonderfully evocative story - 'Made to Last' here 

For this week though, we're focusing on modern clothes, not vintage ones. We all love a bargain, and we all like to have something new to wear. Let's just make sure that the clothes we buy today aren't exploiting women and children across the world. Let's make sure that big brands take some responsibility for working conditions in their factories. Let's not have another Rana Plaza tragedy.

According to the ILO (International Labour Organization) more than 170 million children are engaged in child labour around the world, many working for the garment and textiles industry. Transparency is the first step to transforming this industry. And so Fashion Revolution Week (18 – 24th April) is back for a third year, calling for greater transparency in the global fashion supply chain, and trying to create a more ethical and sustainable future for fashion. 

The idea is simple......

  1. Show your clothing label. You could turn your clothes inside out to make more of a statement.

  2. Follow that brand on Twitter/ Facebook/Instagram with this message: “I want to thank the people who made my clothes, @brand #whomademyclothes?

So, whatever modern label you're wearing today, show your support for textile workers around the world and ask those brands #whomademyclothes across social media during  @fashrev week.

PS.  We'd love to see your #whomademyclothes too! We're on Facebook  and Twitter and Pinterest  

 

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