Spring is here, and it never fails to feed that craving for something new and bright to wear. But, do you really need to buy something to spice up your outfits? Why not just do it yourself? This is food for thoughts in what’s become known as Fashion Revolution Week.
Fashion Revolution week happens every year in the week surrounding the 24th of April. This date is the anniversary of the 2013 Rana Plaza disaster. It’s been 8 years since the Rana Plaza factory collapse i Bangladesh, which killed 1,138 people and injured many more, making it the fourth largest industrial disaster in history. The victims were mostly young women, who were manufacturing clothing for many of the biggest global fashion brands.
The people behind Fashion Revolution believe we need a radical shift in our relationships, both with each other, with our clothes, within fashion supply chains and with the natural world. They remind us that we need a fashion revolution both for our own prosperity and wellbeing, and for the health of our earth, people, animals and our oceans. On their website they claim a revolution is already starting to happen, and we could not agree more. Big fashion sites like Business of Fashion constantly publish articles on how the global fashion industry needs to become greener and more sustainable in order to meet the demands of a more demanding population. And, as the founders of Fashion Revolution claims Covid-19 has prompted growing numbers of people to reassess what’s meaningful in their lives, and that we have begun to reimagine the values at the essence of a new fashion system and explore new relationships with our clothing. If you want to get involved, the fashion revolution homepage has many options for you. As we are in Norway, you may want to look up our local webpage as well. One way to make a change is to buy less new stuff, repair old clothes, swap, rent or – when you have to purchase something, buy secondhand. And, when the urge for something new comes along – why not challenge your creativity and do it yourself? Need ides? Here are 3 Instagrammers to follow for great DIY fashion tips: