2020 marks the seven-year anniversary of the Rana Plaza disaster. The Rana Plaza factory was a five-story building that housed garment factories for big global brands. In 2013, the factory collapsed killing 1,138 people and injured 2,500 more people; many of the victims were mostly young women.
From this the Fashion Revolution movement was born. The people behind the Fashion Revolution movement have called for an overhaul of the fashion industry and strive to make sure exploitation of people comes to an end and ensure that production methods respect our environment.
Taking place from the 20th – 26th April, this year’s Fashion Revolution Week will once again encourage millions of people to come together to campaign for systemic change within the fashion industry.
We make sure that we only work with fashion brands who are open about their supply chains and are proud to show off their ethical credentials. The brands we work with, work closely with their producers to ensure that ethical production standards are met. Many are made in Fair Wear Foundation certified factories or are certified sweatshop free.
Thought’s mission is to ‘live more thoughtfully’. They are committed to offering more considered choices and exist to show that there are more sustainable ways to live, dress and be. Thought continue to be leaders in slow fashion by producing classic, timeless pieces that have been designed to last.
Thought have worked with the same partners in China for over ten years and therefore have an established relationship, meaning they can ensure they visit the factories 2-3 times a year.
Originally using hemp to produce all their clothes in China, China continued to produce eco-fabrics meaning Thought have stayed with their original partners and continue to source all their natural, sustainable and recycled fabrics from China. Additionally, continuing to only produce their clothing in one country means that Thought are reducing their carbon footprint.
Thought continue to fulfil their commitments of considered design, responsible sourcing and fostering change. Thought are proof that contemporary fashion and sustainability go hand-in-hand. Their SS20 collection is no different as they continue to encompass their long-standing values.
Thought are continuous supporters of Fashion Revolution Week and are committed to transparency within the fashion industry.
Nomads are committed to following an ethical and fair trade policy. Nomads has been creating ethical fair trade clothing for over 30 years and celebrate the natural fibres and traditional artisan techniques used to create their clothing and have established themselves as leaders in their industry.
Nomads are members of the British Association for Fair Trade Shops (BAFTS) and the Ethical Fashion Forum (ETF) highlighting their strong ethics. Nomads require complete transparency in their production process. They visit their suppliers in India regularly and therefore know where their products are made and maintain a strong relationship with each factory; one of which they have been working with for over 25 years.
Nomads’ SS20 collection sees them using fabrics such as organic cotton and lyocell which is made from sustainable wood pulp.
Nomads are committed to creating stylish, comfortable and flattering clothing that respects people and nature. Nomads also continue to be avid supporters of Fashion Revolution Week.
The fashion and textiles sector are one of the most polluting and wasteful industries. We don’t want our clothes to come at the cost of our planet which is why it is never too late to join the fashion revolution. The movement highlights the global impact of fast fashion and why we should be shopping ethically.
Take advantage of Fashion Revolution Week and ask #whomademyclothes and become part of the global movement calling for a more transparent fashion industry.