Fashion Revolution Week Preview

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If you don’t already know, Fashion Revolution is a global movement bringing awareness to the underlying issues of the fashion industry.  Originally set up as a social enterprise, FR is funded by organisations, government grants and donations to educate both consumers and retailers on the conditions our clothing is made in. FR believe that the only way to effectively progress, is to partner with each stage of the production process including: designers, marketers, farmers, workers and consumers. Striving to promote fashion as a “positive influence“, FR‘s motto is to “value people, the environment, creativity and profit in equal measures“. Running throughout the year, they are able to support individuals who want to contribute towards a sustainable future for fashion. Disassociating from “negative protesting, victimising and naming and shaming“, FR don’t aim to bring forth guiltiness in people.  Despite calling themselves “pro-fashion protestors“, FR don’t encourage boycotting brands/companies as they believe it’s not the right way to bring forth the change that is so desperately needed. They take the approach of helping those recognise that they have the ability to make a significant change. Ultimately, what FR simply want to do is ensure our clothes are “sourced, produced and consumed” in hygienic, ethical and safe environments.

~Fashion Revolution Week~

This year is the #whomademyclothes campaign running from 23rd-29th April 2018. The 1st date of FR week is particularly significant as it falls on the anniversary of the horrific Rana Plaza factory collapse- the day Fashion Revolution officially launched.

♠Schedule of  Fashion Revolution Events in London♠

23rd April

  • Speed networking & launch of London Sustainable Fashion Rooms; meet with ethical designers and take part in workshops as well as sustainable items being sold, 5pm-7.30pm, £8.14 entry fee

24th April

  • Love Not Landfill – FREE Swap & Style Even; in a textile recycling facility, you’ll get the opportunity to find gems with the stylist of “Back of the Wardrobe and Charity Fashion Live“. Bring a bag of unwanted clothes, and you’ll be able to take an outfit home free of charge, 10am-12pm, free entry but must have clothes to swap to be able to get some new ones

  • The Clothes Club pop up swap at w+k London; bring up to 3 items of unwanted clothing, and swap them for someone else’s garms. There is also an opportunity to enjoy dinner as well as buy raffle tickets for prizes, 7pm-10pm, £20 ticket price (inc dinner)

  • ‘Why Transparency Matters’ at Sarabande Foundation; expert talk on transparency in the fashion industry including topics such as workers’ rights, UK Modern Slavery Act and advice for upcoming sustainable brands, 7pm (doors open for cocktails, talk starts at 7.30pm)-9pm, free entry

25th April

  • Remake & Remodel Your Clothing/Body Politic Workshop; learn to knit, embroider, mend with darning and screen-print in this workshop, 1pm-3.30pm, £2.12 entry plus an item of clothing to repair

  • Fashion Open Studio at Vivienne Westwood; VW’s couturiers will shows guests the design process and evolution of collections, 3pm-5pm, pre-book tickets

  • Nothing New; as part of Fashion Open Studio, a showcase of iconic pieces within fashion history will be displayed as well as pizza and cocktails. Pieces from the show will be raffled off in Depop Drops, all proceeds go towards FR, 5.30pm-9.30pm, free entry

  • London embroidery and applique upcycling workshop with Lowie; will teach you basic embroidery and applique techniques, 6pm-8pm, £18 entry and a garment to upcycle

  •  Fashion Revolution Week at University of the Arts London; a documentary film screening of “River Blue” exploring the fashion industry and its negative impact on our world’s rivers ending with a panel discussion, 6.30pm-9pm, free entry

  • Threadworks Launch Party; launch of Threadwork’s new fashion and textile studio in Clerkenwell. This event includes a guerrilla Fashion Revolution embroidery workshop and a panel discussion, pre-book tickets

26th April

  • Eco Sewing Party!; working with jersey/stretch materials to produce a garment of your choice, as well as learning basic sewing skills (no prior experience required), 6.30pm (sewing demonstrations at 7.30pm)-9.30pm, £5 plus purchase of provided fabric to use

27th April

  • Fashion Revolution Week at Tibits; celebrity stylist- Holly will be sharing her tips for building a sustainable wardrobe, 10am-12pm, £7 or £10 (inc sustainable goody bag) entry (breakfast will be provided)

  • Kepler Open Studio; creating production pieces on knit machines, studio doors will be open to press and general public, 2pm-4pm, free entry

  • Congregation Open Studio; alongside a film screening, there will be live production workshops involving visitors for their creative input, Friday 27th 6pm-10pm (film screening, drink and socialising with team)-Saturday 28th 2pm-6pm (live workshops), free entry

28th April

  • Who made my Activewear? Wellness festival, panel and pop-up shop; this event includes mind and body workshops, a panel and a pop up shop, 9am-4.30pm, £10 entry

  • Ethical Brands for Fashion Revolution; showcase of independent ethical brands as well as an expert panel, film screening of “2017 Ethical Brands for Fashion Revolution” as well as a fashion show, 10am-5pm, free entry

  • Broadening the Media Debate on Ethical Fashion & the Vegan Revolution; guest panels debate what makes sustainable fashion, 11am-12pm, £8.14 entry

  • Fabrications Fashion Hackathon; reconstruct old items of clothing with this workshop where you will be using sewing and embroidery machines as well as hand trimmings. There will also be a competition at the end where prizes are to be won. Basic sewing skills required, 12+, 11am-1.30pm (Session 1)/ 2.30pm-5pm (Session 2)/ 5.30pm onwards (Judging & Prize giving), £20 entry plus an old garment

29th April

  • Fashion Revolution In Collaboration with RE & Ragged CULT; join us for a day full of activities including a African head-wrap workshop, clothes swishing and a variety of stalls selling handmade bath salts, thrifted clothes/shoes and lengths of fabrics available to purchase for workshop, 12pm-5pm,  free entry/ £2.50 for swishing/ donations required for workshop as well your favourite fabric to bring

 

See here https://www.fashionrevolution.org/events/ for a list of events in your location

 

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