Fashion Revolution Week 2018

On the 5th anniversary of the Rana Plaza factory collapse, which killed 1,138 people and injured many more in 2013, together with Fashion Revolution we are encouraging people to ask brands, "who made my clothes?".

Since the Rana Plaza tragedy 5 years ago, millions of people have joined Fashion Revolution to demand a fairer, more transparent industry. And brands are listening. To ensure they continue to listen and to create the permanent change needed to ensure we never see a tragedy like Rana Plaza again, we need everyone to join Fashion Revolution and keep asking one simple question: Who Made My Clothes? 

Have you ever wondered who made your clothes? How much they’re paid, and what their lives are like?


People working in Fairtrade cotton hold 'I made your clothes' signs

Our clothes have gone on a long journey before they hit store shelves, passing through the hands of cotton farmers, spinners, weavers, dyers, sewers and others. Approximately 75 million people work to make our clothes. 80% of them are women between the ages of 18 and 35.

However, the majority of the people who makes clothes for the global market live in poverty, unable to afford life’s basic necessities. Many are subject to exploitation; verbal and physical abuse, working in unsafe and dirty conditions, with very little pay.

Use your voice and your power to change the fashion industry. Together we are stronger. 

How to take part 

  1. Take a photo of your favourite item of clothing, showing its label 
  2. Post to Twitter and/or Instagram 
  3. Tag @FairtradeUK and the clothing brand and include the hashtag #whomademyclothes to ask the vital question
  4. If you'd rather take part by email, you can find out how here.

The more of us who ask the question, the more likely we are to be answered. Thank you for taking part.

Fairtrade Fashion Revolution Week montage picture
(Images left to right: Instagram @fashionrevolutionjapan, @mythriftshift, @meanlivingph, @fash_rev)

Unravelling the Thread: The Story of Fairtrade Cotton

This 12 minute film looks at some of the injustices faced by cotton farmers and garment workers in a complex supply chain and the ways in which Fairtrade seeks to address these issues.


 

> Buying Fairtrade cotton

> The True Cost of Fast Fashion

More on Fashion Revolution Week

> See who is asking #whomademyclothes on Twitter

> See who is asking on Instagram

> For more info and resources visit the Fashion Revolution website


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This campaign was organised with the financial support of the European Union.