This year marks the fourth anniversary of the Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh, which is considered the deadliest garment factory accident in history.
Fashion Revolution Day took place in 2014 and 2015 on 24 April to mark the tragedy. From last year the awareness raising has been extended to a Fashion Revolution week. This year it rusn from the 24th April to 30th April.
It's an opportunity for us to honour workers that have died in all industrial tragedies in the garment industry, from the Triangle Shirtwaist fire in New York in 1911 to the similar Tazreen Fire in Bangladesh in 2012, and raise awareness of those who are still suffering in the fashion supply chain today.
The easiest way to get involved is by asking "who made my clothes?"
The aim is to demand more transparency from brands, so that we can ensure standards within supply chains will continue to improve.
Fashion Revolution has explained how you can help disrupt the current fashion system in three steps:
1. Be curious - We need to become more curious about how our clothes are made and who made them.
2. Find out - Get in contact with brands and ask them #whomademyclothes to discover the real people throughout the supply chain.
3. Do something - We want hundreds of thousands of people around the world to take part. Together we can use the power of fashion to inspire change.
With this in mind, here are the a few of the talented tailors we work with in India and the styles that they made.
Firstly this is Raj, he has been a tailor for 8 years and here he is working on our organic cotton trapeze blouses.
This is Vikram, a highly skilled tailor for over 15 years, in this photo he is working on one of our organic cotton maxi shirt dresses.
Would you like to know more about how we make our styles? Send us an email or a tweet and we will happily share. An ethical fashion industry is possible, but right now we still have a way to go, so let's keep asking #whomademyclothes?
For those of you that would like to enjoy some ethical fashion this week, use code FASHREV at the check out to get 15% off all Womenswear.
Outsider. Sustainable and ethical fashion since 2009.