DEAR FASHION, It’s time for a revolution

An ode to Planet Earth, in observance of Earth Day & Fashion Revolution Week

For most of us sustainability lovers April is a month to celebrate our planet Earth; it’s Earth Month! But if you are new to the sustainable fashion movement, you might not be aware that April marks a significant turning point in fashion too: Fashion Revolution Week.

On April 24, 2013, Rana Plaza Factory in Bangladesh collapsed, killing over 1,000 garment workers and injuring many more. The following year Fashion Revolution Week became a global movement held on the anniversary of this horrific tragedy to demand greater transparency, sustainability and ethics in the fashion industry.

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Fashion Revolution Week 2019 takes place 4/22-4/28. This month there are two global commemorative events, Earth Day and Fashion Revolution, that coincide, which shine a spotlight on how intimately the environment and fashion industry are interwoven. All garments essentially originate from the Earth’s resources- soil, water, crops, energy. Unfortunately at this time, the fashion industry demands more resources than the planet is able to provide.