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Fashion Revolution Week 2016

18 April marks the beginning of Fashion Revolution Week 2016. Fashion Revolution is a global movement which aims to raise awareness of the true cost of fashion, promote change and celebrate those involved in creating a more sustainable future for fashion. The campaign challenges people to get in contact with brands and ask them on Twitter #whomademyclothes? Here is a roundup of what's happening in Scotland.

 

Screening of the documentary The True Cost

Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation, Edinburgh

21 April 2016, 18.00 – 21.00

The True Cost is a documentary film that pulls back the curtain on the untold story and asks us to consider, who really pays the price for our clothing? Even though the price of clothing has been decreasing for decades, the human and environmental costs have grown dramatically. On 21 April, Fashion Revolution Scotland will be hosting a pedal-powered screening of the documentary at the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation (ECCI). ECCI is also turning the building into a sustainable fashion market for one night! The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with experts from inside and outside the fashion industry. More information about the event can be found here.

 

Screening of the documentary The True Cost  

Paisley Arts Centre, Paisley

24 April 2016, 14.00 

Rainbow Turtle have organised their own screening of the True Cost documentary at Paisley Arts Centre on 24 April. The screening will form part of Rainbow Turtle’s ‘Common Threads’ events which look at Paisley’s connections with the world, drawing on the past, present and future. As part of this, local groups (including PACE Youth Theatre, Create Paisley, LEAP, Just Threads and Jubilee House) will be showcasing their work involved in promoting social justice locally and globally. The event will be raising funds for survivors of the Rana Plaza disaster in 2013 in Bangladesh. To find out more about the event and the issues it will explore, visit: www.rainbowturtle.org.uk/commonthreads.

 

Other Events

Other events include textile and mending workshops organised by Fashion Revolution Scotland on 21 and 22 April in Glasgow, where participants can learn how to extend the life of their clothes and make their own clothes. 

On Sunday 24 April you can join the Fashion Revolution Scotland team in their street selfie-booth and information hub on Buchanan Street in Glasgow.

On 26 April Dundee University’s Fashion Revolution team will be manning a stall outside the DUSA Union asking students to take a selfie, showing the label of their clothes and posting this on social media using the hashtag #whomademyclothes. You can read more here.

 

Support the campaign online!

For those of you who cannot attend these events in Glasgow or Edinburgh, you can join the campaign online!  

It couldn’t be easier to join in! Just take a photo of a label on your clothes, or selfie of you wearing your clothes inside out, and ask the brand on Twitter or Instagram who made them!

The Fashion Revolution team have provided this template tweet: 

Hi @[insert name of brand], I want to thank the people who made my clothes #whomademyclothes? @Fash_Rev @fairtradenation

Some examples:

Placards to use in your photos can be downloaded from the Fashion Revolution website

SFTF Competition

There are prizes up for grabs too! The Scottish Fair Trade Forum is offering Fair Trade goodie bags to two lucky Scottish-based campaigners. The competition is being kindly supported by the One World Shop.

Just include @fairtradenation in your tweet or Instagram post between Monday 18 and Sunday 24 April and you’ll be entered into our competition. The winners will be announced the following week.  

If you would like more information about any of these activities, you can contact the Forum on info@sftf.org.uk