Today is Fashion Revolution Day, 2 years on from the devastation of the Rana Plaza factory collapse when 1133 people lost their lives and over 2500 were injured. An ever growing group of fashion designers,industry insiders, academics, writers, bloggers and ethical fashion advocates are determined that those lives won’t be forgotton and are continuing to call for change in the fashion industry. For Fashion Revolution Day, consumers are encouraged to ask their favourite brands #whomademyclothes on social media.
Over at My Green Closet, you can check out a fab ‘Haulternative’ video focussing on updating or mending old or used clothes.
In her post Defining the Future of Fashion Faye Lessler talks about an event in New York to mark Fashion Revolution Day.
Peggy Jobbins Thrift Mistress has been posting about Fashion Revolution Day and what she is wearing.
Green Issues Singapore – How to Explain Fashion Revolution Day to Kids
Children are so important to the future of the fashion industry and in her Fashion Revolution Day post Agy explores how to discuss these issues with children.
At Eco Warrior Princess, Jen gives some great tips for Fashion Revolution Day on how individuals and bloggers can make a difference.
The Note Passer blogs about what has happened since the Rana Plaza and how we can continue to call for change in the fashion industry.
Over at my blog, ethicalfashionblog.com I have been looking at a number of brands in my wardrobe and asking the question who made my clothes?
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The weather might seem a little miserable at the moment so this month I thought we could cheer things up with our outfit challenge by including some eye popping brights. It is up to you how much brightness you include on your ethical, charity shopped, thrifted or vintage outfit. If you are really brave, you could go the whole hog and opt for head to toe neons or alternatively just one amazing bright statement acessory is great too.
The usual rules apply. Photograph and post your outfit to your blog with a mention of us and link to www.ethicalfashionbloggers.com then post your link in the comment section of this post or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org by the end of the day on Tuesday 9th October. I will post a round up of the outfits on 10th October.
Don’t forget. you can now follow and pin with us on Pinterest. If you are not a member of Ethical Fashion Bloggers yet, you can just email me to join.
With warmest wishes
Image – Ursula Cocoon Coat by SKUNKFUNK on www.fashion-conscience.com.
For this months DIY and upcycling challenge at Ethical Fashion Bloggers, we aimed to make something inspired by where we live.
Jarvis and Janis have posted a fantastic step by step tutorial on how to make a jubilee inpsired messenger bag.
Over at Style Eyes Ethical Fashion Blog, I customised a charity shop denim dress with a Stone Henge inspired print using fabric paint.
Do you have any upcyling ideas inspired by your local area. If you would like to join in our monthly challenges and round ups, why not join us at Ethical Fashion Bloggers.
With warmest wishes
I have decided to do the DIY round up a week later than scheduled to give everyone plenty of time to join in. It would be amazing if we could all share our favourite DIY/ upcycling posts, perhaps one from the past or something that you have done this week. All you need to do is post your link in the comments section of this blog post by next Monday (21st November) and I will post the round up on Wednesday (23rd November). All participants then just need to copy the round up and post to their blogs by the end of the week.
You can make anything that you like as long as it is fashion related, perhaps turn something old that you never wear into something different that you will wear or how about decorating something you already have by embellishing, dying or bleaching. The possibilities are endless and I am sure you have loads more ideas than me.
I can’t wait to see what you have you made!
If you are not yet a member of Ethical Fashion Bloggers and would like to join in our round up, you can join here.
With warmest wishes