It’s about time.
It’s about time getting dressed in the morning didn’t force us to think about the questionable conditions under which our clothes were made.
It’s about time our drive for newer, cheaper, faster was replaced by a respect for quality and craft.
It’s about time that workers in the garment industry had access to basic human rights: safe working conditions, gender equality, a living wage.
It’s about time we eliminated toxins, saved water, and simplified supply chains.
It’s about time we saw clothing as less disposable and more as an investment.
It’s about time brands became responsible.
It’s about time consumers became conscious.
It’s about time for change.
In the past few months, I’ve joined a movement to help create that change. We’re calling it a Fashion Revolution, and it’s happening on April 24, 2014 — the first anniversary of the tragic collapse of the Rana Plaza garment factory in Bangladesh.
Fashion Revolution Day is an opportunity to celebrate fashion as a positive influence, raise awareness of the fashion industry’s most pressing issues and show that change is possible. We intend to rally fast fashion, luxury, innovators, media, the public, activists, makers, wearers — and everyone in between.
Fashion Revolution Day is not about naming and shaming. Rather, it’s an opportunity to imagine what’s possible if stakeholders from across the apparel industry — consumers included — committed to creating positive change. Read More