Who made my clothes?
This is the question that Fashion Revolution wants people to ask themselves this week.
It’s a question I was contemplating after attending Fashion Hub Queensland’s screening of the film, The True Cost.
Fashion Revolution’s annual campaign (April 18 – 24) seeks to ignite a revolution to radically change the way our clothes are sourced, produced and purchased.
The event on Tuesday night at QMC Cinema in Kangaroo Point, prompted by the campaign, was incredibly eye-opening and thought-provoking.
To coincide with the screening Fashion Hub Qld held a sit down with Q&A with talented Brisbane designers who ethically manufacture their labels, a photographic expo, as well as models wearing garments from the talented designers.
The designers included George Wu, Maiocchi, Gail Sorronda, Julie Tengdahl, Black Milk Clothing and Nico Underwear.
From labour and sweatshops costing lives to sustainability and the frequency of seasons, The True Cost a myriad of issues, and proved to be a true education.
Fashion Revolution’s mantra is ‘Be Curious, Find Out and Do Something’ about it.
I hope this blog post has made you slightly curious. The True Cost is a well-made documentary and definitely one I would recommend…in fact, I’d recommend organising a screening night with your friends over a glass of wine and clothes swap.
You can also take part in the campaign by posting a photograph on social media, tagging the brand and asking the question #whomademyclothes to get the real story behind what they’re wearing.
Thanks for stopping by.
Until next time,
My Eclectic Muse x