24 April marks the anniversary of the tragic collapse of the garment factory Rana Plaza in Dhaka, the capital city of Bangladesh. The death toll reached 1,138 and thousands more were injured. This terrible disaster could have been avoided had there been better fire and safety precautions in place. As a result, around 200 international trading companies, manufacturers and unions have joined forces and pledge to take targeted action to improve safety in the textile and garment industry in Bangladesh.
The dramatic events in Dhaka on 24 April 2013 caused widespread dismay and simultaneously launched the world’s largest fashion activism movement for a fair fashion industry: the ‘Fashion Revolution’. Fashion Revolution Week will therefore take place again this year, from 23 to 29 April 2018, with people from all over the world raising their voices to urge fashion brands to act in a more responsible manner. Using the hashtag #whomademyclothes, customers are demanding greater transparency; they want to know how and where their clothes are made. A summary of the global events taking place for Fashion Revolution Week is available here: www.fashionrevolution.org/events/.
That manufacturing in fashion can be fair, safe and transparent is proven by the 170 exhibitors at the Berlin fashion fairs Ethical Fashion Show Berlin and Greenshowroom. From 3 to 5 July 2018 the trade show duo and the FashionSustain conference format will once again provide a global hub for sustainability and innovation in fashion.
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