Fashion Revolution Week 2020 will kick off online from April 20th through the 26th and this year’s event will shine a light on the steps needed to bring about revolutionary change at this pivotal point in the history of the fashion industry. Like past years, Fashion Revolution will call on citizens to ask #WhoMadeMyClothes? and demand that fashion brands protect the workers in their supply. Also, a new hashtag has been launched for Fashion Revolution Week 2020: #WhatsInMyClothes?
By introducing a new campaign question and highlighting the findings from Carry Somers’ eXXpedition voyage to research microplastic pollution, Fashion Revolution will shed light on the substances hidden in our clothes. As part of this focus on the composition of our clothing, the Fashion Transparency Index will consider brands’ approaches to restricted substances, their commitment to eliminating virgin plastics and the steps they are taking to prevent microplastic pollution.
Fashion Revolution’s focus this year will be on four key areas: Consumption, Composition, Conditions and Collective Action, showing how this unfolding situation is affecting the people who make our clothes, as well as the impact our clothing has on the earth and the oceans. The campaign will highlight what needs to happen to start to rebuild a fashion industry that values people over growth and profit and conserves and restores the environment as we come out of the other side of this global crisis.
On 21 April, the fifth edition of the Fashion Transparency Index will be published, the biggest to date, covering 250 of the world’s biggest fashion brands and retailers. The Index will show which brands are leading the way on transparency, which brands have seen the greatest improvement in their scores, and where there is more work to be done.
The theme of this year’s Fashion Question Time Mass consumption: the end of an era couldn’t feel more relevant to the present situation. The annual event, in partnership with the V&A, will be conducted online on 24 April this year. Whilst the coronavirus, the question of how to support the millions of supply chain workers who have already lost their jobs remains largely unanswered.
Fashion Open Studio will be the first international fashion showcase to produce an entirely digital schedule, with a packed program of events from designers in the UK as well as across 12 countries. Throughout the week, the public will have unique direct access to interact with the designers who embed innovation and sustainability in their design and manufacturing processes.
If you are participating in Fashion Revolution week or would like to please visit their events page: https://www.fashionrevolution.org/events-3/. On this page you can also add your online events to join their event page by selecting ‘online’ in event type. Please include instructions and links for guests to join the event online. If you have posted an event and would like to change it to an online event or cancel it please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Don’t forget to use #WhoMadeMyClothes and #WhatsInMyClothes when discussing Fashion Revolution Week on social media!
To find out more about Fashion Revolution Week or FashionRevolution.org, visit www.fashionrevolution.org.
Source: Fashion Revolution