Attend These Events To Get Involved With Fashion Revolution Week

by: Well Made Clothes Staff | 2 months ago | News

Image: from the Autumn Fashion Revolution Clothing Swap. Image source

Fashion Revolution Week is happening April 22nd to 28th and there are a whole heap of events happening, to mark the anniversary of the tragic Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh. During this week – and all year round ­tbh – the organisation advocates for asking brands #whomademyclothes? But if you would like to get involved in Fashion Revolution Week IRL as well this year, then we've got you covered. Below we’re rounding up some of the best events to go to and where.

1) Panel conversations
There are a bunch of panel conversations happening across Fashion Revolution Week this year. For example Brisbane’s Makers + Menders, Movers + Shakers has curated a line up of twelve designers who make locally with sustainability and ethics in mind. This three-day event is a chance to connect with their stories and learn more about making ethically. Further south in Sydney, Rethink your Wardrobe is an afternoon of thoughtful discussion around sustainable fashion with SBS television host Jan Fran as moderator.

2) Clothing swaps
Swapping clothes and buying secondhand represent a great way to reduce your impact, so it makes sense that there are clothing swap events happening all over the country for Fashion Revolution Week this year. These swaps are happening in Melbourne, Canberra and Sydney. Bring your pre-loved garments along and pick up some new treasures in the process.

3) DIY events
Extending the lifecycle of your clothes is an important part of ethical fashion, too. Which is why there are sewing workshops, upcycling masterclasses and more happening this Fash Rev Week. Citizen Wolf is holding a DIY workshop at its St Peters factory, where you can make and take home your own handmade Zero Waste Tote. If you're in Melbourne, then you can head along to A.BCH’s two-part workshop to learn the art of embroidery and natural dye techniques. Here, you get to customise your own T-shirt made of hemp and organic cotton. 

Even if you don’t head along to any of these events, you can always organise your own DIY days with friends, or host a clothing swap over a few glasses of wine. And failing that, simply take to social media and ask #whomademyclothes?

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