I have been working with Laura and Celina on something we feel is a very important message, and I’m sure you do too. Do you remember the tragedy last year when a factory in Bangladesh collapsed, killing 1133 people? People who make our clothes. Those cheap $5 tops we buy. They don’t seem like such a good deal to me anymore. Not when you realise the cost they actually take to produce.
Fashion Revolution Day says enough is enough. We want to turn this around to be a postive message. That we can do better! That sustainable and ethical fashion is within reach. Fashion Revolution have kindly let us join forces with them to help get the message out.
We are putting a handmade spin on it. One of the easiest ways for us ‘makers’ to do this, is to just keep doing what we do best…making! Make our own clothes, or our kids clothes, a hand bag, or even just a tea towel. Think about the fabrics you use and where they come from too. Re-use, recycle and upcycle where you can.
On the 24th of April, we want to create a virtual flash mob! Take a photo of yourself wearing an item of clothing inside out. Hand made? Awesome! Shop bought? That’s cool too! Camera shy? Take a pic of your kids with their clothes inside out, or even just put them on a hanger.
Want to get involved? It’s easy. Just click the button below and head over to the pledge page. We want to get everyone involved!
April 24th, share your pics using the hashtags #insideout and #handmadeinsideout. If you’ve got a blog, we’d love you to share about the pledge in a post and tell us what ethical fashion means to you. Use the title “Fashion Revolution Day: Handmade #insideout” if you can’t think of your own.
Grab the button and tell your friends about it, blog about it or spread the word however you want!
I’m so excited at the potential for change this campaign has! So tell me, are you in?!