Fashion Revolution Week is coming up again, marking the 9th anniversary of the collapse of the Rana Plaza building in Bangladesh (April 24th, 2013) and the deaths of over 1000 garment workers. With the pressures worldwide to produce fast, cheap clothing (that may not last very long before a garment is trashed), how do we know what steps will actually make a difference?
Explore a range of events hosted across Chicago (and online) all week, and get inspired all year round! Put some Spring in your style at a clothing swap, or "shop" your closet and join the #AIBI5x5Challenge. Check out the latest in Fashion Policy initiatives, and deepen your understanding of what Fair Trade means in Fashion.
Show the world that #LovedClothesLast, and that starts with the people who make them!
Thursday, April 14
Transparency across supply chains is a big hurdle when it comes to understanding where our clothing comes from. Read more in this blog from Balodana.
Join us in the 5x5 Challenge! Instead of buying new, "shop" in your closet to curate a 5-piece mini collection. Style these pieces in 5 different ways over Fashion Revolution week, tag us in your Outfit of the Day with #AIBI5x5Challenge so we can see your new "fits"!
The more we love our clothes, the more we care for them, and the longer they last. We are asking fashion lovers from all over the world to share their fashion love story.
Tuesday, April 19
Chicago Fair Trade and DePaul University invite you to our Fashion Revolution 2022 event. Learn and be inspired! Join us live and in person for a clothing swap, ethical fashion show and to hear keynote speaker, our friend Andrea Reyes of New York City Fair Trade Coalition.
Thursday, April 21
Join Fashion Revolution USA and expert panelists for an inside look at how policy can help propel a more transparent, fair, and sustainable fashion industry in the United States and beyond.
Thursday, April 21
Fashion Studies is partnering with Student Diversity and Inclusion to host a clothing swap event on Thursday, April 21st at 5:00 pm.
Saturday, April 30
Join Chicago Fair Trade, Fair Trade LA, & NYC Fair Trade Coalition for The Fair Trade Fashion Forum: Advocating for a fairer fashion industry.