Yesterday, Thursday 24 April, saw fashion students from across London gather on Carnaby Street – one of the most famous fashion streets in the world – to campaign for a more sustainable fashion industry as part of Fashion Revolution Day.
A year on from the Rana Plaza factory collapse, the next generation of designers are campaigning for a sustainable, fair and transparent fashion supply chain – from the cotton farmer to the garment worker.
Students from fashion colleges across London marched through Oxford Circus and down to Carnaby Street, asking shoppers and passers-by if they knew who made their clothes. A pop-up catwalk was also created, with models wearing Fairtrade Pants to Poverty clothing.
Fashion Revolution Day saw hundreds of thousands of people across the world come together for a global day of action, working towards a fashion industry that ensures transparency and a fair deal for farmers and workers.
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'We started a revolution in food: let's bring that to fashion' - read Fairtrade Foundation Chief Executive’s blog here