Fashion Revolution Week

When: 22 - 28 April
Where: Locations across Melbourne & Sydney
How much: See website for details
More info: Fashion Revolution

Fashion Revolution is a global movement calling for greater transparency, sustainability and ethics in the fashion industry. From 22 – 28 April, events are being held around Australia, looking at how we can achieve these goals. Fashion Revolution was established on the anniversary of the Rana Plaza disaster in Bangladesh, where 1,134 garment factory workers lost their lives. The aim is to ask the question, ‘who made my clothes?’

In Melbourne, a clothes-swap is happening on Sunday 28 April at Noisy Ritual in Lygon St. It is a ticketed event, so see the event page for details. If you’re unsure of how a clothes-swap works you can find out more information at The Clothing Exchange.

In Sydney two events are taking place that focus on sewing, upcycling and repair. You can find out more info here. Fashion is an important way we can express ourselves; however, we need to ensure that our clothes are made ethically and sustainably, without the human and environmental costs that come with over-consumption.

[Main image: Fashion Revolution Inspired Seamwork Jane T-Shirt. Photo by Charlotte Powell, via Flickr]