Driving Fashion Forward with Amber Valetta
Fashion defines an era, it narrates our style on a daily basis. Why has the value of fashion changed and where did the connection with our garment go?
It’s Fashion Revolution Week! Around two years ago, I discovered a series of videos created by longtime eco-fashion activist & model @ambervalletta “Driving Fashion Forward” & to me that’s exactly what Fashion Revolution is all about, moving forward, changing the status quo and doing it better, for the people and the planet.
What is Fashion Revolution Week About? Source: http://fashionrevolution.org/
“On 24 April 2013, the Rana Plaza building in Bangladesh collapsed. 1,138 people died and another 2,500 were injured, making it the fourth largest industrial disaster in history.
That’s when Fashion Revolution was born.
There were five garment factories in Rana Plaza all manufacturing clothing for big global brands. The victims were mostly young women.
We believe that 1,138 is too many people to lose from the planet in one building, on one terrible day to not stand up and demand change.
Since then, people from all over the world have come together to use the power of fashion to change the world.”
Fashion Revolution Week is the #whomademyclothes campaign during April 24-30th, we’re encouraged to join the fashion revolution and to ask brands ‘Who made my clothes’ and demand greater transparency in the fashion supply chain.