Calling everyone who wears clothes… The Fashion Revolution needs you!

The Fashion Revolution campaigns for human rights, fair pay and safe working environments for garment workers. As part of Global Week, Orsola De Castro, founder of Fashion Revolution, will be giving a public lecture on 21 March 6pm, at the Eldon Building, book here.

The inspiration for the Fashion Revolution project began in the wake of the Rana Plaza disaster in 2013 where a garment factory collapsed killing thousands of workers.

Clothes swap

So, we all wear clothes? How can YOU help? Rather than buy new, take part in our CLOTHES SWAP on Wednesday 3 April in the Main Hall in the Nuffield Building 12 noon – 2pm

How it works

Drop off your good quality, clean, unwanted clothes (mens and womens) and accessories at the Eldon Building Reception on 2 April from 9.00am – 11.00am at the Nuffield Building Reception or bring them along to the Clothes Swap itself. For every item brought to swap, you will get a ticket and then you can take away the same number of items during the swap for free. Don’t have anything to swap? Still come along and donate £1 for any item; all proceeds to be donated to the Fashion Revolution campaign.

Other ways of support

Using your purchasing power is key to making positive change in the fashion industry. Using social media to tag your favourite brands and ask ‘Who Made My Clothes?’ is a key part of taking action for a fairer clothing industry. Aimee and Emma (pictured above), students from BA(Hons) Fashion and Textile Design, are wearing items sourced from previous clothes swaps and charity shops.   From 30 April, we will be running a series of events across the University, including a film screening, cross faculty research events, exhibitions and public lectures, so look out for further updates.

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