Not-so-fun fact: the global fashion industry is the second most polluting industry, next only to oil. It produces unnecessary waste, generates water and air pollution which contributes to climate change, and underpays garment workers in order to keep costs down while maximising profits—okay, you know what? It's not fun at all. It's awful.
This is precisely where Fashion Revolution comes in. A global movement with participating chapters in 92 countries worldwide, Fashion Revolution seeks to raise awareness of unfair labor conditions in the garment and textile manufacturing industry, and to spark change though widespread social activism!
Much of this action is focused around Fashion Revolution Week, which takes place each April. During Fashion Revolution Week 2016, over 70,000 people around the world participated in Fashion Revolution initiatives, reaching 156 million organic impressions on social media and creating gatherings in hundreds of cities across the globe.
The best part here is that you can be a part of this extraordinarily noble global cause, too! 2017 sees the Philippines participating in Fashion Revolution Week for the second time, working with local organizations, Filipino fashion brands, and VIP speakers and educators to host several events and meet-ups to educate the public on the realities of the fashion industry, aiming to discuss the Philippines' role as a major agent of change.
It's not too late to join in. This Saturday, Fashion Revolution Philippines is hosting their biggest event of the year yet: the country's very first public screening of The True Cost, a groundbreaking documentary film that pulls back the curtain on fashion's untold stories and asks us to consider, who really pays the price for our clothing?
Get your answers on Saturday, April 29 at Acceler8 Coworking! Check out more event details here. (Bonus: there'll be an insightful panel discussion afterwards, too.) Fight for fashion!