On April 24th, 2013, 1133 people were killed in the Rana Plaza factory collapse. At least 2500 other people were injured. This was an 100% man-made disaster. It could have been prevented. But it wasn’t. This was not the first tragedy to strike the fashion industry. Factory fires and other disasters all throughout the world have killed thousands of people for hundreds of years. In stark contrast to the beauty that the industry hopes to sell, terrible conditions along the supply chain have degraded people and the environment.

In memory of the Rana Plaza tragedy and the other horrors that have struck people working in the fashion industry, their families and their loved ones, we are the fashion revolution. We includes a number of people - the.or team, students and participants in the.or programs and projects, the people making clothes around the world, the people behind FashionRevolution.org and most importantly YOU!

There are many ways YOU can start a fashion revolution today.

  • Be Curious. Wear your clothes inside out so that the tags are visibile. Reasearch the company on your clothing labels and learn about the countries where your clothes were made.
  • Find out. Keep exploring the rest of this page and last years page to find out more about why this revolution is taking place and what you can do to take part. Share this knowledge with your friends and family.
  • Take Action. Raise your voice in gratitude for the people involved in making your clothes. Use the form below to share about your clothes and ask who made them. We will broadcast the messages submitted on this page so that together our voices are heard widely.

My SustainU tee was designed my students at my school and made in the USA but who sewed it? #FashRev #WhoMadeMyClothes

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Are you hurting or helping?

In the fashion industry you cannot simply take a neutral position. Like our title suggests, you are either helping or hurting. Our class wants to be helping. We’ve taken our first steps to make a difference with this campaign and other things we’ve done on campus.

Bake Sale Prices

Our class had a bake-sale on Tuesday, April 14, to raise money to buy the tattoos that were handed out on Founder’s Day. We raised $315 from the bake sale. That is as much as a garment worker in Bangladesh makes in nine months. We were all very happy to make this much money in 40 minutes, and we all feel very lucky to be in a situation where we can make that much money with ease. We all take for granted, that spare money that is found in our pockets, the money that is long forgotten for what it was supposed to be used for. The three dollars, that we can just find in a drawer is what some garment workers have to work 10 hours in horrible conditions to make. We got the tattoos to be handed out on founder’s day to raise awareness and inform people about what is going on in the fashion industry. Many people still don't know what is happening. We would appreciate it very much if you would take the time to look at the website, and to learn about fashion revolution day, and why you should take part.

To begin with EDUCATE yourself.

We watched a miniseries called Sweatshop to better understand the lives of people making garments for major companies like H&M and Mango. Here are some of the reactions to watching the series:

Watching sweatshop is like opening a door and realizing you have been living in your own world, what you know is not what is actually happening out there. Sweatshop makes you think twice, think twice on who made your clothes. Was it made by children? Maybe even in factories exactly like Rana Plaza. After watching sweatshop our class started to be more involved in trying to raise awareness. Sweatshop is the show or “inspiration” that our class used to start our own mini campaign for raising awareness. If you are on this website you probably know it from the slip on the back of the tattoo that we handed out, this has also been influenced by sweatshop. -Daniel, 6th Grade

After watching the Sweatshop videos I really started to view the garment industry as a bigger issue. Though I had been taught about it and I knew it was real it seemed disconnected from me, as if it was in a different world. But when I saw real footage from a garment factory, and how little they got paid and how they were forced to work in such bad conditions, I could empathize much more and I became very indignant on garment worker’s behalves. I started feeling more and more involved in what we as a class were learning and doing. I was especially struck by how much they had to bear and how they did it so well. I for one would not be able to be a garment worker, and would probably only make it through one or two weeks. I was reminded by a poem, The Weighing, by Jane Hirshfield, where she says in the last stanza: “The world asks of us/ only the strength we have and we give it./ Then it asks more, and we give it.”  After watching the Sweatshop videos I felt so much more connected to the garment industry, and the problem we’re facing with it. These people don’t want to have this job, and be doing this with their life, but they’re forced to. - Rosalind, 6th Grade

Before I saw Sweatshop, when I bought new clothes I wasn’t thinking about the process of the new shirt getting to the store and I definitely wasn’t thinking about who made the shirt. My outfit I am wearing right now probably cost around $150.  I buy new clothes almost every two months and I am ashamed to say that I sometimes never end up wearing them.  The garment workers in Cambodia like Sokty would take almost 2 months of working to be able to buy my outfit.  Sokty works 12 hours a day for a pay of only $3.  I never knew some people in this world were treated this unfairly.  This program showed me to be more appreciative for all my privileges such as buying new clothes, eating, and getting a good education. Now I know how difficult it is for some people like Sokty and other garment workers worldwide to survive and take care of their family. - Jacob, 6th Grade

LOOK at your TAGS

Fashion Revolution Day asks you to wear your shirt inside out. We do this to make the tags more visible. See where it says “Made In ____”...? Well that’s your first clue to how your garment was made. But don’t stop there. What is it made from? Cotton? Rayon? Polyester? Each material has a unique story. Be inspired by the tattoos that we designed to ask yourself Who Made My Clothes?

 

Make YOU mean EVERYONE.

Now that you have information, you need to spread it with the world.  Tell your family and your friends….Tell everyone! When you walk into a store and what to buy clothes, think about who made the clothes. Ask the retailers what they know about the the people making the clothes and share your new knowledge.

The only way anyone is going to do anything is if everyone knows about the issue, and a lot of people don’t know yet. You should tell people about the situation and why you care about it, much as we’ve told you. You can also head to the screening of the miniseries Sweatshop on May 21st at 7:00 pm, at Sidwell Friends School in DC. There you can find out more information about this topic. If you have any questions, go to fashionrevolution.org and learn more. And be sure to turn your shirt inside out for April 24th, Fashion Revolution Day!

Raise your voice in gratitude.
Here is YOUR expression of gratitude!

My Nike Therma-fit was made in Indonesia. #FashRev #WhoMadeMyClothes

Who made my L.O.G.G. shirt?#FashRev #WhoMadeMyClothes

My Under Armour Heat Gear shirt was made in Jordan. #FashRev #WhoMadeMyClothes

My Abercrombie tank was made in Indonesia. #FashRev #WhoMadeMyClothes

My SustainU tee was designed my students at my school and made in the USA but who sewed it? #FashRev #WhoMadeMyClothes

My Cherokee t-shirt was made in Indonesia. #FashRev #WhoMadeMyClothes

Who made my American Apparel t-shirt from camp? #FashRev #WhoMadeMyClothes

My J.Crew shirt was made in China. #FashRev #WhoMadeMyClothes

Who made my Lands End Kids fleece?. #FashRev #WhoMadeMyClothes

My Pink shirt is made in Ireland. I wonder where in Ireland and under what conditions. #FashRev #WhoMadeMyClothes

#FashRev #WhoMadeMyClothes

Who made my H&M t-shirt? #FashRev #WhoMadeMyClothes

My Adidas hoodie was made in Thailand. #FashRev #WhoMadeMyClothes

My North Face fleece was made in Vietnam. #FashRev #WhoMadeMyClothes

I want to say thank you. Who made my shirt? #FashRev #WhoMadeMyClothes

I want to say thank you. @OldNavy Who made my shirt? #FashRev #WhoMadeMyClothes

I want to say thank you. @americanapparel Who made my sweatshirt? #FashRev #WhoMadeMyClothes

I want to say thank you. @UnderArmour Who made my shirt? #FashRev #WhoMadeMyClothes

I want to say thank you. @Crazy8 Who made my clothes? #FashRev #WhoMadeMyClothes

I want to say thank you. @weatherproof32 Who made my Weatherproof Vintage sweater? #FashRev #WhoMadeMyClothes

I want to say thank you. @adidas Who made my clothes? #FashRev #WhoMadeMyClothes

i want to say thank you. @Nordstrom Who made my clothes? #FashRev #WhoMadeMyClothes

I want to say thank you. @OldNavy Who made my clothes? #FashRev #WhoMadeMyClothes

I want to say thank you. @hm Who made my clothes? #FashRev #WhoMadeMyClothes

I want to say thank you. @TalbotsOfficial Who made my clothes? #FashRev #WhoMadeMyClothes

#InsideOut Thank you to everyone who made my Label of Graded Goods sweater! LOGG is an H&M label - what does the name mean and how is it different from rest of H&M?

#InsideOut Thank you to everyone who made my Studio Nicholson shirt! How do you choose which factories to work with in Europe?

#InsideOut

#InsideOut Vintage BIG MAC Workers Denim Shirt, Vintage Levi's, 40s era Pendleton, and a raincoat procured from my mother who purchased it two decades ago. Everyday WEAR a Story:)

Thank you to those who worked hard to make this shirt!