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    Beyond the hashtag

    24 April 2015 by Victoria Waugh, Account Manager, photos by Anna Galandzij, Press Officer, at Fairtrade Foundation

    Do you know where the T’shirt you are wearing was made?  How about your favourite pair of jeans?  Do you know who cut out the fabric and stitched them together?  It’s funny to think that the clothes that fill our wardrobes, that keep us warm and help define our identity are all carefully made by people we’ll never know.  Every seam, every zip, every sequin and button was sewn on by someone – those people, the invisible ones, hidden away across supply chains all over the world, whose livelihoods depend on growing cotton, weaving cloth and sewing it into garments for us to wear.

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  • Following the thread: the start of a Fashion Revolution

    23 April 2014 by Orsola de Castro, Creative Director at fashion label From Somewhere

    Orsola de Castro is creative director at fashion label From Somewhere, which makes clothes from recycled off cuts of luxury materials. She is also co-founder and co-curator of Estethica at London Fashion Week and a co-founder of Fashion Revolution Day. Here Orsola reflects on why following the thread in our clothes from beginning to end is vital and why we need a revolution in fashion.

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