BRIGHTON FASHION WEEK RELEASE SUSTAIN DEBATE VIDEO FOR FASHION REVOLUTION DAY. April 24th …. is the date that should be penciled into the schedule of any forward thinking fashion follower. Fashion Revolution is a global coalition of designers, academics, writers, business leaders and parliamentarians calling for systemic reform of the fashion supply chain. To commemorate Fashion Revolution Day, Brighton Fashion Week are releasing a three minute video of the Sustain Debate that took place at Brighton Fashion Week in 2014.
The debate was sponsored by Brighton and Hove Fair Trade and the Fair Shop and had a renowned panel of change makers, including Caroline Lucas MP, Carry Somers and many others. The debate brought forward the issues of ethics and sustainability within the fashion industry and helps the audience to challenge their ideas of what they find acceptable when purchasing their clothes. The origins of the debate began in 2013 with the collapse of Rana Plaza in Bangladesh and since the support for the Fashion Revolution campaign that was started by Carry Somers and Orsola De Castro has only grown stronger and stronger. Although many people are interested in the brand of their clothing, they aren’t so informed on the journey that it takes for each piece to reach the shelf and so the campaign has taken upon itself to bring to light the behind the scenes side of the fashion industry that isn’t always so innocent.
The date April 24th is significant to our cause as it helps to highlight the second anniversary of the Rana plaza factory collapsing and killing 1132 who were hard at work producing clothes for an audience who were unaware of the amount of hours that were being put in for the luxury of a new pair of jeans. Liz Bishop, Founder of Brighton Fashion Week, says “On Friday over 60 countries around the World and tens of thousands of people will be participating in Fashion Revolution Day, a day that keeps the most vulnerable people in the fashion supply chain in the public eye. I encourage everyone to join the Fashion Revolution and wear their clothes inside out for the day, take a picture and post it to social media asking #whomademyclothes.
Brighton Fashion Week is set to take place from the 17th – 20th September 2015 with an exciting array of events. Further details to be released soon.