Fashion Revolution Week 2022 – MONEY FASHION POWER
Fashion Revolution Week 18th – 24th April 2022
Fashion Revolution Week is a week in April to raise awareness of the exploitation within the mainstream fashion industry. This important week is a time to rise up together for a revolutionary, regenerative and restorative new fashion system. At Babipur we support Fashion Revolution week and the clothing brands making positive strides towards a fairer, safer, and more sustainable clothing industry.
On the 24th of April 2013 the Rana Plaza clothing factory in Bangladesh collapsed, killing 1,138 people and injuring many more. The Fashion Revolution campaign marks this date and has fought to highlight the impact clothing production has on millions of people around the world and how we can fight together to make a positive change in one of the world’s biggest industries.
The theme for Fashion Revolution Week 2022 is MONEY FASHION POWER.
Who holds power in the global fashion industry?
That’s a good question! The fashion industry is the fourth largest sector in the world, with a global labour force of 3,384.1 million people. The value of the global fashion industry is 3 trillion dollars. That’s 2 percent of the world’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Source: Fashion United.
Wealth and power are concentrated in the hands of a few, and growth and profit are rewarded above all else.Fashion Revolution
Fashion Revolution reveals that mainstream fashion brands have made billions throughout the pandemic while workers within the supply chain are trapped in poverty.
This years Fashion Revolution Week campaign calls for new laws that require businesses to conduct due diligence on living wages. This will help redistribute money and power in the global fashion industry, transforming the lives and livelihoods of the people that make our clothes.
The real value of what we buy and wear
Many of us fail to understand and appreciate the true cost of clothing. From preparing the ground to grow cotton through to the processing and dying of fabric, and cutting and sewing of each garment. Each stage involves many hands. Conventional cotton is a high input crop to grow, requiring high levels of water, pesticides and fertilizers. This can be hugely damaging to the environment.
Price tags fail to reflect the true cost of production to people and the planet. And as consumers, we don’t always care for our clothes in the way we should. Garments should be worn a minimum of 30 times, caring for each item and purchasing in a more thoughtful way. Can you answer these questions?
Fashion Revolution Week at Babipur
There’s a massive need for a revolution in the clothing industry. We’re happy to say that the brands we support here at Babipur are making positive strides to a better, fairer, safer and more sustainable clothing industry.
For the last 15 years Babipur has been working with ethical children’s clothing brands and are proud to be part of the sustainable fashion movement. We believe sustainable clothing brands play an important role in changing the narrative around the mainstream fashion industry.
We’ll be asking our brands ‘Who Made My Clothes‘ and sharing tips on looking after your clothes for a long life. By raising awareness of the social and environmental consequences of the mainstream fashion industry, we can feel proud of the sustainable brands leading the way forward.
This Fashion Revolution Week 2022 we would love for you to join with us in raising awareness about Fashion Revolution. Let’s celebrate the fabulous sustainable brands we stock! From Duns to Patagonia these exciting sustainable brands are leading the way in transparency, social conscience and sustainability.
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