Students Take Part in Fashion Revolution Week

19 April 2018

Fashion Revolution is a global movement of social and environmental justice within the fashion world. The organization’s annual event, Fashion Revolution Week, will take place April 23–29, 2018, mobilizing people around the theme of environmental sustainability and ethics in the fashion industry.

For this occasion, Domus Academy will organize talks with Bav Tailor and Marina Spadafora, two important fashion designers who focus in ethical fashion and sustainability in their work.

On Monday, April 24, at 6:30 p.m., Bav Tailor, founder of the eponymous luxury brand and member of the Ethical Fashion Forum, will share the founding principles of her collections and her experience as a fashion designer committed to eco-sustainability. She will also discuss the role of materials research and tailoring techniques in sustainable clothing production.

On Friday, April 27, at 2:30 p.m., Marina Spadafora, creative director of Altromercato’s ethical fashion label Auteurs du Monde, will share her views on the themes of waste, the circular economy, environmental sustainability, and the value of individual behaviors in the fashion industry. Marina is the coordinator of the Fashion Revolution Day in Italy.

Fashion Revolution was born after the collapse of the Rana Plaza building in Bangladesh on April 24, 2013. There were five garment factories in Rana Plaza, all manufacturing clothing for large global brands.

When that building crumbled, 1,138 people died and another 2,500 were injured, making it the fourth largest industrial disaster in history. The victims were mostly young women.

Fashion Revolution’s ten-point manifesto begins:

“We love fashion. But we don’t want our clothes to exploit people or destroy our planet. We demand radical, revolutionary change.”

The manifesto advocates for empowered workers, fair and equal pay, decent working conditions, equality in the workplace, environmental sustainability, and more.

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