Such a powerful image from fashionrevolution.org
Fashion Revolution was founded by Orsola De Castro and Carey Somers in 2013 in the wake of the Rana Plaza disaster. They are the world’s largest fashion activism movement, mobilising citizens, industry and policy makers through research education and advocacy.
I recently completed Fashion Revolution’s online course through Future Learn. A four week syllabus, learning about and debating Fashion’s Future, the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and how they are intrinsically linked.
We explored the fashion and textiles supply chain, how clothes are made and the impact of this on people and planet.
We discussed, read and wrote about values, human rights, gender equality, safe working conditions, environmental impact, building strategies for change and how to engage governments and brands. All focussed upon the human and social impact of fashion and textiles and how to conserve our planet and natural resources.
I'll be using the knowledge gained from the course within my own creative practice, in my work as a textile lecturer and as an agent for change.
Head over to fashionrevolution.org to read more about their work and how to get involved.