It’s 2019 and another Fashion Revolution Week has come and gone. While it’s always good to see the community coming together for fair fashion, it’s unfortunate that we are still having to fight for the respect of garment workers. Just because Fashion Revolution Week is over, doesn't mean the fight against fast fashion is. Sadly, it’s far from over and we need to continue taking action! Here are a few things you can do to continue raising awareness of fast fashion.
Never Step Asking
Continue to ask brands who made your clothes! You can easily tag the brand in a photograph and use #whomademyclothes. Or send them an e-mail, mail them a letter, the possibilities are endless! Fashion Revolution has some great templates for calling out brands. By doing this you’re demanding transparency and letting brands know consumers want ethical clothing. This encourages brands to take responsibility and look into the factories they are using.
Shop Your Values
Try to shop brands that are transparent about their factories, wages, and materials. If you need help finding responsible brands check out our ethical brand directory, here. Every dollar you spend places a vote for the kind of goods we want in the world. Vote for ethical brands that respect people and value the planet!
Value The Clothes You Have
Say no to impulse buys and instead spruce up the clothes in your closet. Sew on some new embroidered patches, add a pocket, or throw on some different accessories. Let's be honest people don't REALLY care if you wear the same outfit twice in a week....and if they do hang out with other people.
Continue Educating Yourself (and others)
There are SO many fabulous resources on the fashion industry! You can find a few books & documentaries I recommend on our resource page here. One of my personal favorite resources to recommend is The True Cost. You can stream this documentary on Netflix or Amazon. Follow ethical fashion blogs, subscribe to magazines, download apps (Good On You is a good one), and see if their are ethical fashion groups in your community. If not, start one! It's a great way to make friends who have similar values...or educate your current friends!