Your clothes already tell a story about who you are. Now they can tell a better one.
Fashion Revolution Day marks the first anniversary of the Rana Plaza factory disaster in Dhaka, Bangladesh which killed 1134 people, and injured many more, when the factory complex collapsed. Today, people are still suffering as a direct result of the global fashion supply chain.
On April 24th, people around the world – from designers and icons, to high street shops and high couture, from cotton farmers and factory workers, to campaigners, academics, the media and any individual who cares about what they wear – will come together to say the same.
On this first anniversary of the Rana Plaza disaster, we’ll start by remembering its victims and raising awareness of the fashion industry’s biggest challenges. But because we want fashion to be a force for good, we’ll also be celebrating fashion and spreading excitement about the power it has to make big change happen fast.
Tomorrow, Thursday 24 April, I’ll be turning my clothes #insideout for Fashion Revolution Day, which aims to forge better connections and transparency across the entire fashion supply chain.
To put our plan for a better fashion world into action, this year we’re asking one simple question: Who Made Your Clothes? and asking everyone to help by wearing an item of clothing inside out, photographing it and then sharing it on social media with the hashtag #insideout.
Fashion Revolution Day says ‘enough is enough’.
To help promote the inaugural Fashion Revolution Day, I had my portrait taken with my top on #insideout by Trevor Leighton, and he also shot these people:
Jo Wood, Livia Firth, Olympian Louis Smith, Mary Portas and Melanie Rickey, VV Brown, Jane Horrocks, Caryn Franklyn, Mica Paris, Stella Creasey MP, Alison McGovern MP, Harold Tillman, Cheska Hull, Anita Rani, Corinne Drewery, Grace Woodward, TEED, Baroness Young of Hornsey, Tom Brady, Julie MacDonald, Philippa Perry, Bel Jacobs, Liz Jones and Lucy Siegl