On 24 April 2013, the collapse of the Rana Plaza building in Dhaka, Bangladesh, which housed five garment factories, killed at least 1,132 people and injured more than 2,500. Only five months earlier, at least 112 workers had lost their lives in another tragic accident, trapped inside the burning Tazreen Fashions factory on the outskirts of Dhaka. source
Fashion Revolution Week is the time when we come together as a global community to create a better fashion industry. It centres around the anniversary of the Rana Plaza factory collapse, which killed 1,138 people and injured many more on 24 April 2013. This year, as we mark 8 years since the tragedy, Fashion Revolution Week will focus on the interconnectedness of human rights and the rights of nature. Our campaign will amplify unheard voices across the fashion supply chain and harness the creativity of our community to explore innovative and interconnected solutions. source
Monday 19 April 2021: Replay of Ethical Clothing Australia 2020 for Fashion Revolution week 2021.
We’ve published various podcasts where the community has taken action to keep textile workers safe and paid for their work. These are the podcasts we’ve published so far.
Wednesday 22 October 2020: The inaugural #ECAWeek2020 for Ethical Clothing Australia (ECA) Week is finally here! The first and only week focused on ethically accredited Australian manufacturers and locally-made textiles, clothing and footwear. It is our chance to celebrate the businesses, designers and importantly the skilled workers behind the garments made in Australia. This year is extra special as it is also ECA’s 20 year anniversary
In her podcast Marianne mentioned her daughter Annemieke, having a sustainable weaving mill. Annemieke agreed to record a podcast about the work she is doing at Enschede Textielstad. The retail arm of this sustainable weaving mill is Sustainable Fabrics. Their Instagram account is @enschedetextielstad
Tuesday 19 January 2021: Liz is trained as a clothing patternmaker here in Australia and worked in the fashion industry for twenty years, mainly ladies wear. She was fortunate to work at many interesting places with talented, inspiring people and you’ll hear about these workplaces in this podcast. Now Liz lives in South Australia’s Clare Valley with her young family, where she’s re-discovering sewing for pleasure and we’re benefitting from this through her Zero Waste Sewing experience.
Clothing The Gap is a Victorian Aboriginal owned and led social enterprise.