Fashion Revolution Week 2019
By BEL JACOBS
On the 6th anniversary of the Rana Plaza factory collapse, which killed 1,138 people and injured many more in 2013, we encourage millions of people to ask brands #whomademyclothes and demand greater transparency in the fashion supply chain. This Fashion Revolution Week (22nd to 28th April) the more people who ask #whomademyclothes, the more brands will listen. Use your voice and your power to change the fashion industry. Together we are stronger.
On now till April 28 @ 6:00 pm
Interwoven is a weekend festival which explores how textile innovation intersects with design and activism to create sustainable change within the fashion industry and beyond. As we bring together climate change activists, designers and fashion brands across technology, science, textile and fashion, join us in reconsidering what you wear and how it was produced. How can we imagine new manifestos for the future of textiles, together?
Till April 28th, Hackney’s Circular Vision Space will be occupied by SWIM XYZ and Higher Studio with a pop-up shop and series of events around 'Positive Fashion'. On Tuesday 23rd, April, Sara Arnold, founder of Higher Studio and participant of activist movement, Extinction Rebellion, will talk through the science of the climate and ecological crisis and what we can do; RCA fashion student and also part Extinction Rebellion, Laura Frandsen, will talk about how she incorporates this into her practice; and alongside this, fashion designer, Patrick McDowell, will give us an outlet to react to what we hear onto our clothes. Please bring some clothes you'd like to customise - white T-shirts are ideal.
Venue: Circular Vision Space, Circular Vision Space, 265 Well Street, Hackney, London E9 6RG
April 17 @ 10:00 am - April 30 @ 7:00 pm
Across Marylebone Food Festival, Fashion Revolution Week AND Earth Day, we are back at it for our April edition - THE ANTIDOTE TO FAST FASHION - Experiences + Concept Store in the heart of London’s Marylebone. Alongside a signature pop up Concept Store, your opportunity to meet the designers behind the labels, we invite you to get involved in our exciting series of immersive daily events + in store happenings. Expect a glimpse BTS into the most exciting new wave…
Earth Week Talks: you are what you wear with Katharine Hamnett, Cora Hilts and Sara Arnold
April 18 @ 18:30 – 20:00 BST
The Earth Issue and The London EDITION invite you join us for an evening of discussion and debate about sustainable fashion on Thursday 18th April with Katharine Hamnett founder of her iconic namesake label, Cora Hilts, founder of conscious luxury brand Rêve en Vert and Sara Arnold, founder of clothing subscription rental Higher Studio for a conversation on conscious consumerism and how what you wear affects our planet.
Tickets here. Venue: The London EDITION, 10 Berners Street, BASEMENT, London W1T 3NP
Down to Earth: Be Mindful with Lone Design Club
April 22 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
It’s Earth Day – time to reconnect and be mindful, we want to celebrate our planet. Expect a relaxing meditation session, led by a Wellness and Meditation Guru from Inner Space Meditation, Covent Garden. In-store designer Ashtiani will then take the stage with a small surprise. Ashithi does it all – elegant, graceful womens wear and is a health water expert. Don’t know what a health water expert is? If you are interested in wellness, you don’t want to miss out.
April 22 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Join The Earth Issue in collaboration with The Edition Hotel, London to celebrate Earth Day 2019 and the launch of our third Issue 'Manifesto' We will enjoy an evening of live music, spoken word, delicious drinks & vegetarian food as well as your first chance to purchase a copy of Issue 003.
April 24 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Fashion Revolution invites you to Fashion Question Time at the V&A Wednesday, 24th April 2019 10 am - 12 pm. Tickets are free via Eventbrite but we encourage you to donate Fashion Question Time is a powerful platform to debate the future of the fashion industry during Fashion Revolution Week. This year, we are opening to the public for the first time. This year our theme is Tomorrowland: how innovation and sustainability will change the fashion panorama.
April 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Future Of Fair Fashion panel will mark the anniversary of the Rana Plaza collapse by focussing on the hopeful future of ethical and sustainable garment production and discussing the practical changes necessary to make fair fashion an expected norm. Panelists will include: Keely Stocker - editor of Drapers, Christopher Stopes - UK representative of the Global Organic of Textile Standards (GOTS), Sarah Ditty - Policy Director for Fashion Revolution and Mary Creagh MP - Former Chair of the Environmental Audits Committee. No refunds available for event tickets.…
Cost: £10. Website: https://knowtheorigin.com/products/the-future-of-fair-fashion-panel. Venue: 59 Greek Street, Soho W1D 3DZ. Tickets here. Organiser: @KNOWTHEORIGIN Website: www.knowtheorigin.com
FASHION ACT!ON Live Performance & Exhibition
April 24 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
On the anniversary of the Rana Plaza disaster, we’re hosting our first live performance, designed to honour the victims of that tragedy and raise awareness on the disastrous conditions of the fashion production. We are a collective of multidisciplinary artists, covering areas from fashion design, visual art, live performance, sound design, photography and art curation. Our aim is to inspire change in the fashion industry and push for more sustainable design solutions through multi-sensorial art performances. During the event, there will be the digital showcase of Annalisa Natali Murri, from Capta Images, award-winning project “Then The Sky Crashed Down Upon Us.” and exhibition of Davide Di Cintio calligraphy art inspired by the performance.
Stop Fashion Killing the Earth - Katharine Hamnett x Fashion Revolution
April 27 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Join Katharine during Fashion Revolution Week to hear how together we can fix the fashion industry by driving strong legislation in the interests of farmers, supply chain workers, employees and customers the world over. We need all our political engagement now to get the world we want. Katharine Hamnett has been a UK based designer since 1979 and due to research she conducted in 1989 was the first person to discover the ethical and environmental impact of the clothing and textile industry. Katharine has been campaigning and trying to affect change in the industry ever since. A signed archive activist t-shirt for the first 30 people to arrive. Tickets are donation based, in support of Fashion Revolution. Please give what you can. For more information about sustainability at Katharine Hamnett London, please visit https://katharinehamnett.com/gbp/sustainability
Location: London Fields Brewery, 369-370 Helmsley Place E8 3SB. Tickets here.
The Future of Ethical Fashion
April 27 @ 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
No Planet B: The future of the fashion industry and ethical practices in collaboration with Beyond Retro. Imagine a world where people loved and cherished each and every piece of clothing they owned. And knew exactly where each item was made and by who… Well, we can make that world a reality! Join us on Saturday 27th April for an evening of expert-led talks and panel discussions
Cost: £15. Tickets here. Venue: Beyond Retro Cheshire Street 10-112 Cheshire St, LONDON E2 6EJ
Fashion Open Studio – Innovative Wardrobes
April 28 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Do you know who made your clothes – and how? Mainstream fashion has never been more accessible and affordable. But cheapness, and fast production season after season comes at a huge human and environmental cost. Fashion is the second largest worldwide polluter with a bigger carbon footprint than global shipping and aviation combined. And while we are shopping for clothing 400% more than 20 years ago, every second the equivalent of one garbage truck of clothing is burnt or sent to landfill. How can we still love fashion with an awareness of fashion’s impact on the environment? Find out how with sustainable fashion expert, stylist and activist Alice Wilby! This event is part of Progress to Process: Interwoven, a weekend festival which explores how textile innovation intersects with design and activism to create sustainable change within the fashion industry and beyond.
Nature of Fashion Panel | Know The Origin
April 29 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Nature of Fashion Panel: Our Nature Of Fashion panel will give you the opportunity to hear from people and businesses whose newly creative and innovative efforts around the globe are intent on working WITH nature, not against it. Join us to hear what’s being done to bridge the gap between problem and solution and ensure that we can continue to draw upon the incredible beauty and awe of the world around us without destroying it in the process. Panelists will include: Heather Poore from HUBBUB – alternative environmental campaigners, Victoria from SAYA Designs, Sven Segal from Po-Zu, Juliette Williams – Environmental Justice Foundation and John Pritchard from Pala Eyewear
Cost: £10. Website: https://knowtheorigin.com/products/nature-of-fashion-panel. Venue: 59 Greek Street, Soho, London W1D 3DZ. Tickets here. Organiser: @KNOWTHEORIGIN Website: www.knowtheorigin.com
Next Level Sustainable Sourcing Panel | Know The Origin
April 30 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Next Level Sustainable Sourcing – how to build transparency into your business. This panel is a great opportunity for businesses and entrepreneurs to hear from companies who are currently using innovative methods to source sustainable materials and working methods for their products. Come to listen, learn, ask questions and be inspired. Panelists will include: Henrietta Adams – HENRI, Annabel Panes – Little by Little, Christopher Stopes – UK representative of the Global Organic of Textile Standards (GOTS), Gus Bartholomew and Flora Davidson – Supply Compass. Hosted by Know The Origin.
Cost: £10. Website: https://knowtheorigin.com/products/next-level-sustainable-sourcing-panel Venue: 59 Greek Street, Soho, London W1D 3DZ. Tickets here. Organiser: @KNOWTHEORIGIN. Website: www.knowtheorigin.com
Fashion Open Studio Family Day X Fashion Revolution
Apr 27 @ 11:00 – 12:30 BST
Fashion Open Studio, a fashion revolutions initiative, is a week of presentations, talks, openings and workshops shining a light on emerging designers, established trailblazers and major players, celebrating the people and processes behind fashion and accessories collections, promoting industry transparency and longevity through simple, authentic narratives that resonate with consumers and creatives alike. For this one-off Family Day event, three designers - Emily Sears, Michelle Lowe-Holder and The Autonomous Collection - are hosting family friendly workshops. Come and Make a DIY zine and change the world - and more! The price of the workshop includes a Fashion Revolution’s fanzine 003 FASHION CLIMATE CHANGE
Cost: £16. Location: Know The Origin Pop Up, 59 Greek Street W1D 3DZ. Tickets here.