Today I wanted to chat with you about a very important event happening later this month: Fashion Revolution Week. It's a week where we are encouraged to ask who made our clothes and demand greater transparency in the fashion supply line from brands around the world.
April 24 is the anniversary of the Rana Plaza factory collapse where 1,138 people were killed and many more injured - all in the name of cheap, fast fashion. This event was a tragic reminder of how much change is needed to ensure that the our clothes are made in a way that is fair, safe, clean, and sustainable. As Gandhi once so eloquently said, "There is no beauty in the finest cloth if it causes hunger and unhappiness".
We will be sharing information all month about the suppliers we use to celebrate the incredible people who make the clothes we sell here at Grey Rock Clothing Co. You can participate by asking questions about the clothes you have in your closet. Upload pictures of labels and clothing tags along with the hashtag #whomademyclothes on social media and make sure to tag the brand!
Use your voice and your power to change the fashion industry. Awareness and conversation is key: the more we talk about the impact that fast fashion has on people around the world and our environment, the more that brands will be held accountable for the choices that they make. Together we are strong. As consumers, we have the responsibility of voting with every item we buy. Support brands who share your values and believe in putting people before profit.
You can read all about the Fashion Revolution Movement on their website here. Feel free to also ask us questions in store or through social media. We would love to chat with you about this amazing cause.
Thank you so much for spending some time with us and we hope to see you in the shop soon.