By Madeline Bennett
FASHION REVOLUTION DAY – scream and shout and let it all out because April 24th 2017 is a day where you, me, us, can all come together to celebrate a sustainable future and show the world that fashion shouldn’t have to come at a price. Change is more than possible, and it is our responsibility to see that fashion, an industry of beaming creativity, reflects these creative values in its partnership with workers and the environment from which it derives its resources! The future is now – join the revolution and let’s make awareness and change become a reality!
I, Madeline Bennett a college correspondent from UNC Chapel Hill, sadly won’t be in London, New York, or any main fashion capitals for Fashion Revolution Day – and you may not either. Is this our excuse – wildly and outrageously NO! Below are just a few of the things we can do to participate in FRD from our own fashion headquarters at our colleges, or beyond.
1 | Check the website - fashionrevolution.org
It offers information about FRD, ways you can get involved locally, blog posts, and it even has some cool free stuff! Visiting the site is definitely an easy way to get involved and be the change you want to see in the fashion world!
2 | Show your label
Post photos on social media displaying your clothing labels, tagging the brand, and commenting #whomademyclothes. This sparks conversation, and will encourage those who see your daily feed to check their own clothes to see who made them! When your followers realize who made their clothes – denial is no longer an option. To know the damage done by brands that aren’t involved with ethical practices is to inspire a change in habit – the simplest habit of all which is shopping. Encourage your followers that if they want to be an agent of change, start with the brands they support and invest in.
3 | Tune in to Instagram Live
The THR3EFOLD Instagram Live feed will be up at 7pm April 24th to hear the panel on the Road to a Completely Ethical Fashion Industry and join in on the fun after by discovering the brands in the ethical pop up shop. Questions for the panel can be tweeted to #fashrevnyc.
Above all, stick with Fashion Revolution’s motto – be curious, find out, and do something. We are revolutionaries, and being a revolutionary involves action! It is good to be curious, to do the research to find out information, but if we don’t act, then what are we doing? I encourage you to take part in at least one of the three options above, and to use the power of fashion to change the world!
If you do live in NYC, make sure to attend the #fashrevnyc event in person. Be there for those of us who are unable to make it. But grab your ticket here before they sell out! Hope to see you there whether digitally or in the flesh!