What is the Fashion Revolution?
The fashion revolution was founded in the wake of the Rana Plaza disaster in 2013, and has become the world’s largest fashion activism movement, mobilising citizens, industry and policymakers through our research, education and advocacy work.
The Rana Plaza building housed a number of garment factories, employing around 5,000 people. The people in this building were manufacturing clothing for many of the biggest global fashion brands. The building collapsed and killed 1,134 people and injured more than 2,500 others, making it the fourth largest industrial disaster in history. The victims were mostly young women.
During Fashion Revolution Week, we remember the lives lost and demand that no one should die for fashion.
As a locally owned family business, we at Flo believe that ethical values and fashion manufacturing should not be mutually exclusive, however should be the industry standard, at the least. No garment worker should ever be subject to any kind of exploitation or poor working conditions of any kind, ever.
This Fashion Revolution Week, we'd love to show you the behind the scenes and some of the faces behind some of our key brands. We are incredibly grateful to work with amazing men and women who lovingly sew our clothes, for you to enjoy.
Meet our makers
(photographs taken on Thursday the 22nd of April)
So often it is easy to forget that someone is behind our clothes, so today, take a moment to think about who made your clothes. We are far more connected to them than we think.
If you're curious about want want to get involved in The Fashion Revolution, visit: https://www.fashionrevolution.org/
Chrissy & the Flo whanau x