A special thank you to Tara of @hergardenkitchen and her team for curating such an amazing plant-based lunch for our panelists & friends! What an amazing treat! Thank you to @amylkshop, @cherrysprout and @heybabevegan for sponsoring! 🍴🌿 📸: @hey.candace
This Fashion Revolution Week we also ask ourselves "Who made our Homewares?" ❤️ The Single Mothers Cooperative from San Juan La Laguna uses vegetables, plants and insects from their own environment to create the colours for our Ikat Throws. The cotton threads are dyed and then woven completely by hand on a backstrap loom to create this remarkable pattern. They are slow made designs to be cherished forever knowing that the colours come from the earth 🌿
// Did you know that most bottled water is packaged in PET (polyethylene terephthalate) plastic bottles which are derived from crude oil? It can take up to 3L of water to produce just 1L of bottled water. That’s why we love the idea of @boxedwater because if you need a convenient option then always choose an environmentally friendly alternative that’s 💯 recyclable & flat shipped to reduce the carbon footprint 💦🌿 #miljoloves 📷: @mija_mija
Today's the start of Fashion Revolution Week, a week for consumers to ask #whomademyclothes and for clothing brands to be fully transparent about their supply chains 🌎🌿 In case you don't know, the Fashion Revolution movement started since the Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh that killed over 1,100 people and injured many more in 2013 💔 Who make your clothes and where it's being made is just as important as what your clothes are made of. We should all be very much AGAINST sweatshops where people who make clothes are being underpaid and work under poor conditions 🙅🏼 For brands it can definitely be difficult finding a clothing manufacturer that's ethical and good to their employees, however, it isn't impossible. It took me over a year to find an ethical manufacturer with the same values as Sololu that could deliver exactly what I was asking for, but I found one in Bali, Indonesia 🌴 Knowing that my clothing designs are made in an ethical work environment where there is no child labor, the employees have normal working hours/days, don’t work during holidays and get paid at least minimum wage earnings is HUGE to me and SO important. Being ethical is (and always will be) my main focus when creating clothing. I want all people involved in creating Sololu’s products to be treated fairly 👍🏼🖤 • #sololu
▶️▶️▶️ Today is the start of #FashRev Week!! ♻️🌍✊ Moved by the disaster at Rana Plaza in April 2013, where many were killed, we use this week to encourage people to demand greater transparency in the fashion industry; to ask brands WHO MADE MY CLOTHES 👕👖✂️ Stay tunned to know more about MDMA's engagement with Fashion Revolution 🌿👌😏
WE RESIST // Gritty yet glamorous, chic yet utilitarian, our Series 1 collection, The Night Army of Madame Flamingo, is greatly inspired by the styles + stories of the French resistance.
Drawing inspiration from the strength of the covert heroes and heroines of the resistance feels right as we birth a resistance of our own. ➰➰
As an establishing fashion brand it is at the centre of our ethos to be ethical, fair and transformational. #whomademyclothes and #imadeyourclothes is our generation taking charge and doing the right thing. At #alfredadesigns we have made wonderful relationships with tailors and artisans that are supporting families, fair working conditions and as a result creating beautiful and loved clothing from us to you. Throughout this year we will have a bigger role to play as our business expands. In the meantime we look forward to showing you first hand how our clothing and sandals are created and introduce you to our talented manufacturers. For now enjoy this beautiful bird of paradise as a symbol of love and change💙
Join the Revolution 💪🏽💪🏼💪🏿
WHY I PARTICIPATE:
#FashRev week launches again today, marking the 5th year anniversary of the Rana Plaza tragedy where 1,138 people were killed and 2,500+ injured when a clothing factory collapsed in Bangladesh. Accidents like these plague the fashion industry, which is fragmented and sub-contracted in such a complex way that negligence abounds. .
The scale to which fast fashion has grown (10 wears used to define it, some sources say it’s down to 4 wears per purchase now), makes it one of the most environmentally detrimental industries on Earth; 2nd only to OIL 🤦🏼♀️
On top of the scary human rights + environmental issues, it is also a women’s issue as 80% of the millions of garment workers are female.
THE GOOD NEWS:
1) There are a ton of easy ways to get involved; including taking a selfie in your fav outfit. Check out @fash_rev’s story today for more info.
2) In terms of Azura Bay:
- My brands will ALWAYS be vetted for fair trade production!
- I choose eco fabrics + production methods as much as I can (cup bras are so hard to find in eco fabric!)
- Most of my brands are women-owned 👯♀️ and full of women on their teams
- I will be sharing behind the scenes on Insta all week ☺️ and summarized on the blog
❤️ THANK YOU for reading, for your ongoing support, and for changing the world with me through conscious fashion ❤️😘
Video via @fash_rev
I have always seen animals as a bridge between us and the natural world. They connect us to who we are, our purpose and how to love ourselves unconditionally. They are born and accept who they are. They are not stressed about time or money.
How humans treat animals is a test of our character, of our empathy. I choose to treat them as equals, as they stand currently unequal before us, powerless. "Maybe it's animalness that will make the world right again: the wisdom of elephants, the enthusiasm of canines, the grace of snakes, the mildness of anteaters. Perhaps being human needs some diluting." ― Carol Emshwiller
As I travel through this world, I will spend my life looking for ways to do better, to do good, to lessen my carbon imprint, to refuse single use plastics. As I see these pure animals, I am wholeheartedly thankful as they will serve as my fuel and constant reminder. #bethechange
#whomademyclothes The Artisan Hut, a fairtrade cooperative in Bangladesh made this dress.
Today marks the start of #fashionrevolution week to support ethical practices in fashion 👊
Do you buy ethical clothing? What are your favourite brands?
Featuring our People Tree Parker Shirt Dress made ethically with 100% organic cotton (ref 3351). Ship in bio link 👆
Darling Suzie at @velvet_heartbeat has put together a delightful #zine to support @fash_rev_ausnz this week! It’s available as a digital copy (I’ll post the link in my bio) and also good old b&w copies will be available for you to pick up at her stall at @generalcollective - we’ll update you with additional places to grab one soon Auckland and Wellington! A great catch for all you babes out there who love to Choose Nice and support #ethical#localbusiness xoxo
You may know it’s fashion revolution week, and this year marks 5 years since the Rana Plaza collapse, in Bangladesh. The week is about promoting transparency in the fashion industry, and we are proud to be a radically transparent business! Head to our website and check out our pricing system to see for yourself. And please ask any questions about our supply chain, production, pricing, or anything else below in the comments! 🌾 Photo by: @paulamulas
To kickstart our Instagram Story Takeovers this week, we're incredibly excited(!) to introduce you to Margaret Hennessey (@margarethennesseyco), who makes beautiful leather accessories from her studio in Durham, NC, USA.⠀
As a self-taught maker, Margaret takes so much care in handcrafting each bag she makes, it is really special to watch. Check out our stories to see Margaret in action! 🎥⠀
We've got a wonderful line up of brands and makers from our Directory taking over our Instagram Stories for Fashion Revolution Week (@fash_rev) this week, so be sure to tune in for some behind-the-scenes footage as we explore the people and processes of what it takes to make your clothes 💚⠀
When I first found out about the ties between human trafficking, modern day slavery and fashion I was appalled. I was also very OVERWHELMED. I didn’t know what I could possibly do. The fashion industry is huge and I am just one person. Eventually this led to my decision to take a break from shopping for a year. During that time I tried my best to research other brands and find educational material and through that a couple of years later I met some incredible people like @maineethics and @nourishsweatsoul ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
They and a few other passionate individuals have created some great events for #fashrevyyc In learning something new or trying to make changes to your life I have found supportive people to be an important ingredient. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
So, if you’re passionate about justice, people, our planet and #smallstepspositiveimpact please join US! The list of events range from Ethical Fashion 101 to the environmental impact of fashion. ALSO to cap it all off there is a party on Saturday - come have a drink AND spend some time with people who believe in doing the right thing.
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.” - Margaret Mead
Link in BIO for more information
For #realnappyweek , @areusablelife is celebrating by spreading eco/sustainable lifestyle choices to help us all come up with ideas. Here’s mine 😁 In August, whilst prepping for starting school, I got Ted a lunchbox and water bottle from @asliceofgreen
I made some vinyl name stickers too so that he can spot them easily 👍
They’re holding up really well and believe me, they’ve been dropped and bashed around SEVERAL times 😂
D U R A B L E
We try to design our pieces to be comfortable and to let kids be kids, exploring and having mini adventures. If you can do that whilst looking like a Princess...happy days 🙌🏻 oh and incase you didn’t know, linen is one of the most strongest and durable materials there is, so don’t be scared of it, embrace it 👌🏻
Hi ya’ll. It’s been a bit since I’ve last introduced myself—and there are some new faces! .
Today’s the start of #fashionrevolutionweek , where we take the time to remember those who perished in the Rana Plaza factory collapse, five years ago. We ask, #whomademyclothes , to help hold companies (and ourselves) accountable for the lives who are affected by the apparel industry, and the often dangerous conditions the garment workers face, particularly with the demands of fast fashion.
At Dallas Daws Designs, I currently am a one-woman show. I design and produce each piece of clothing you order by hand. And I plan to keep all production in-house, no matter how much the company grows. I source fabric from companies who are committed to ethical treatment of workers and sustainability of their fiber and dye processes. I have much to learn still, but I truly believe in being part of the shift in purchasing habits of consumers. .
Shifting from fast fashion empires, who produce new clothing every week, to intentionally designed pieces made of quality fabric, made by people given a living wage, is something that will take time. But I’ve seen the conversation evolve. More people are taking notice, asking questions they never thought to ask before. I’m so proud to be a small part of a growing movement.
Whether you’re wearing a dainty choker or an attention-grabbing statement piece, the right jewelry can make you feel 💯. .
I feel the same about the people in my life. .
Over the last couple of months, I made a point to purposely surround myself with some confidence-boosting ladies and have been having such a wonderful experience, I had to share!
A new blog post is up on The Clever Girl Life on our homepage! 👩🏻💻 .
Check it out and shop our tangle-free blingsling jewelry bags from the link in our bio!✨
It's Maker's Mondays again! 😍 Yesterday was #EarthDay . Lots of activities were organized to get us out of our daily bubble and inspire us to take care of our home, our planet. ☀️ Today I share with you the story of Wanderfulwild, founded by Tine Wellens, she celebrates every day Earth Day. Through her fun workshops, she shows how to use nature's resources to take better care of ourselves and the environment. Read her story in link in bio 👌😘🌿
So fashion revolution week is upon us! The week when we can raise awareness of the big pressure the fashion industry puts on our environment. And also the bad working conditions of the factory workers in form of low wages, dangerous working environments and health risks. All because we in the richer countries purchase cheap clothes of bad quality.
Did you know that the price in shoes and clothes only is 76% higher today then in 1980? Compared to the price of almost all other items which are now 314% higher.
This means that we don’t value our clothes as much as we used to. From it being something that we took care of and appreciated til today, when we can buy new clothes every season. We don’t have to care about the quality because we can always buy something new if it breaks.
But if we will not pay the real cost of our clothes, someone else will have to. Like the environment or the factory workers where the clothes are produced.
So let’s change this and start caring about how our clothes are made and by whom. Because we can afford it!
Fashion Revolution Week has begun! For the next few days, the #fashrev movement encourages us to ask brands #whomademyclothes ?
Why do we want to know who made our clothes? Let’s consider some other questions about our clothing makers: Do they earn a living wage? Are they safe from sexual harassment and assault? How many hours a week do they work? Do they get maternity leave? If their factories use subcontractors, what are the conditions in which those subcontractors work? How old are the workers? Is their proper ventilation and air quality? If there’s a fire, can the workers escape? These are just a handful of the many questions we can ask to find out whether brands are doing all they can to ensure a safe, stable, and fair environment for their workers.
Use your voice! Join in on one of 1000 #fashrevweek events happening all over the world! Ask brands #whomademyclothes ! It’s up to us to make a change for the better!