We curated a daily list of virtual events from the many –many!– things you can attend.
Fashion Revolution Week is an annual campaign put on by Fashion Revolution. It occurs in April, the month in which the Rana Plaza collapse in 2013 devastated garment workers in Dhaka. This year it’s from April 18th to April 24th. There are tons of online and in-person events that Fashion Revolution and other ethical fashion initiatives around the world put on to encourage seven days of action in fashion activism. We’ve chosen one (all virtual and mostly free!) standout for each day so you can get involved!
Virtual Screening: Made in Bangladesh Documentary Showcase
Kick off Fashion Revolution Week with an online screening of Made in Bangladesh, which details the origins of low-cost clothing items and gives real insight into the lives of garment workers in Bangladesh.
Get more info here: Documentary Showcase
Virtual Event: Why do we still need a Fashion Revolution? With Helen O’Sullivan of SustFashWales
The founder of SustFashWales, Helen O’Sullivan, will present a discussion on why it’s so important to have a Fashion Revolution Week and touch on the work that still needs to be done within the fashion industry.
Get more info here: SustFashWales
Virtual Event: Good Clothes Fair Pay: Living wages in the global fashion industry
A panel including policy experts from Clean Clothes Campaign, Armed Angels, Garment Workers Center, and others will focus on the importance of fair pay in fashion garment making.
Get more info here: Good Clothes Fair Pay: Living wages in the global fashion industry
Virtual Event: New Fashion Systems Panel Discussion
The faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries at the University of Portsmouth will be hosting this panel to explore regenerative, restorative, and revolutionary new fashion systems. The panel includes three prominent participants: Dr. Sass Brown, Bel Jacobs, and Beata Wilczek.
Get more info here: New Fashion Systems Panel Discussion
Take Action: Sign the official Earth Day “The Fashion Industry Must Change” Petition & Test Your Sustainable Fashion Knowledge
Encourage change by signing the official Earth Day petition to demand government regulations over fast fashion. The letter suggests legislation covering cutting carbon emissions, stopping the use of virgin synthetics, mandating new washing machines to be made with a plastic-catching filter, and more. After you sign, take Earth Day’s sustainable fashion quiz to see just how much you know!
Get more info here: Fashion For The Earth
Virtual Event: Join the Sustainable Fashion Forum Conference
Starting on Earth Day and continuing to the 23rd, join this virtual conference and hear from speakers like Sustainable Fashion Forum’s founder Brittany Sierra, Teen Vogue’s Editor-in-Chief Versha Sharma, Author of Consumed Aja Barber, and tons of others! A few of the many topics of discussion include sustainable materials, circular systems, the psychology of fast fashion, and social impact.
Get more info here: Sustainable Fashion Forum
Virtual Event: FOS x FRW 2022: Samiul Alam – Fashion: The Other Side
Designer Samiul Alam will show a video presentation and exhibition of his latest collection “Blood, Sweat & Tears” with a discussion to follow with a panel of influential guests. Get more info here: FOS x FRW 2022: Samiul Alam – Fashion: The Other Side
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Conversation with Orsola De Castro of Fashion Revolution
Why I Signed the Fashion Declares Open Letter
Remake’s 2021 Fashion Accountability Report –What it is and why you should read it.
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