Fashion Revolution Week begins. Have you ever wondered who makes your clothes? This is what this movement that (unfortunately) was born in 2013 is about. On April 24, 1138 people died in Blangadés after the collapse of a building that housed 4 clothing factories for large and well-known fashion chains.
This global movement tries to humanize the fashion industry by making it fairer, safer, more sustainable and transparent.
We leave you here the manifesto that you can find on its website:
We are Fashion Revolution. We are designers, producers, makers, workers and consumers. We are academics, writers, business leaders, brands, retailers, trade unions and policymakers. We are the industry and the public. We are world citizens. We are a movement and a community. We are you.
We love fashion. But we don’t want our clothes to exploit people or destroy our planet. We demand radical, revolutionary change.
This is our dream…
What can you do to collaborate? Throughout the year they carry out actions all over the world. But you, from home, can do your bit.
- Support the small sustainable brands that are involved in this problem that affects us all. Upload a photo to your networks of the garments of those brands and tag them so that everyone can see and know those brands.
- Find out about what is happening, there are many documentaries on YouTube or Netflix that deal with this topic.
- Become aware and learn to value clothing, invest in sustainable fashion and gradually abandon the fast fashion that does so much harm to our planet.
- From Fashion Revolution they propose 3 different actions such as writing to a brand to ask who makes their clothes, asking the same thing on Twitter by tagging the brand in question or on Instagram.
In esencia custome, we have been trying for years to make our brand as sustainable as possible, the vast majority of our garments are made from organic cotton and all our suppliers comply with environmental regulations, manufacturing in an ethical and sustainable way.
On more than one occasion we have told you about it and how complicated it is sometimes to maintain this commitment, luckily every day more factories join this movement for the good of our planet and make small businesses such as ours, more accessible for working with sustainable and quality products.
We also encourage you to read our post "How to make sustainable fashion: The 5 R's of sustainable fashion" where we tell you some tips to bring this movement to your day to day.
Thanks for your support, together we can achieve a better planet.