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Fashion Revolution - ‘Sewing' The Seeds of Change

Tan KW
Publish date: Wed, 17 Apr 2024, 04:24 PM
Fashion Revolution - ‘Sewing’ The Seeds of Change

17-Apr-24 16:00

Melissa Tan, Climate Action and Sustainability Advocate, Country Coordinator, Fashion Revolution Malaysia

The Fashion Revolution is a global movement that aims to transform the fashion industry into a more sustainable and ethical one. It was founded in the aftermath of the Rana Plaza building collapse in Bangladesh in 2013, which claimed the lives of over 1,100 garment workers. The tragedy shed light on the poor working conditions and lack of transparency within the fashion supply chain. The Fashion Revolution movement calls for greater transparency, sustainability, and ethics in the fashion industry. It encourages consumers to ask brands, "Who made my clothes?" as a way to raise awareness about the people behind the garments and to advocate for fair treatment and wages for workers throughout the supply chain. It's Fashion Revolution Week this week, held annually in April around the anniversary of the Rana Plaza collapse, and there are various events, campaigns, and initiatives being organised both here and globally to engage consumers, brands, and industry stakeholders in discussions about sustainability, ethical production, and the need for systemic change in the fashion industry. We speak to Melissa Tan, a climate action and sustainability advocate, and the Country Coordinator for Fashion Revolution Malaysia, to discuss how Fashion Revolution is raising awareness about the social and environmental impacts of the fashion industry.

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