MCR: It’s Time for a Fashion Revolution!

This year, Fashion Revolution Week has it’s fifth anniversary. This marks five years since the Rana Plaza garment factory collapse – the biggest industrial disaster in Bangladesh’s history, in which 1,138 people lost their lives and thousands more were injured.

On Saturday 21st April, we are holding an event to commemorate the lives lost on this day and to look forwards at what changes have happened since, and how we can all be involved in creating a fairer fashion future.

On the day:

– Learn more about the issues which led to the Rana Plaza disaster
– Meet the people in Manchester working towards a more just and sustainable fashion industry.
– Find out how YOU help to make a difference and get involved in Fashion Revolution Week 2018.

Running order for the day

There are three parts to the afternoon, and you are welcome to join in with as many of them as you can.

1-3pm Upcycling workshops (details TBC)

3-4:30pm A screening of the film True Cost – a must-see documentary setting out the devastating human and environmental costs of the ‘fast fashion’ business model (watch the trailer)

Break and refreshments

4:45-5:30pm Discussion – hear from some of the people working for a more just fashion industry here in Manchester. Find out how you can get involved in the push for positive change – starting with some concrete actions you can take during Fashion Revolution Week 2018.So far, confirmed participants for the discussion include:

– Sara Han, Resyntex Project (and Stitched Up co-founder!)

Sophie Benson, sustainable fashion blogger and stylist

– Georgina Rawes, Ethical Consumer magazine

We will be announcing further details in the run up to the event, so please keep an eye on the event via Facebook or our website for the latest updates.

Spaces are limited – please RSVP via our website

All events are free to attend. However, this event is un-funded so we will be taking donations on the day to help cover our staffing costs and venue overheads.

Come and help kick start the Fashion Revolution in Manchester!

We look forward to seeing you all

Stitched Up x