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Fashion Revolution Week 2024

Looking for ways to take part in Fashion Revolution Week this year? Check out these local events, as well as ideas for individual actions to join in on this global movement.

Chicago Local Events:

Friday, April 12th - Sunday, April 14th

CFT's Conscious Closet Club Clothing Swap

Join Chicago Fair Trade’s Conscious Closet Club for a weekend-long clothing swap at Envision Unlimited Westtown Center as part of The Weaving Mill’s upcoming Open House! In celebration of Earth Month and Fashion Revolution Month, we welcome swappers of all ages, sizes, and genders.

Thursday, April 18th

CFT + DCASE Clothing Swap & Under the Dome Concert

Under the Dome features special musical performances in the Hall’s Louis Comfort Tiffany art glass dome – the largest Tiffany glass dome in the world. Bring clean (no stains) items you want to add to the swap and leave with a whole new look. Folks can take up to 5 items - and show them off in front of our Under the Dome Step & Repeat.

Saturday, April 20th

Mend-In at Production Mode + Wulfka Trunk Show

Bring an item of clothing in to mend it at the shop. We'll provide supplies (thread, pins, needles, scissors, buttons, fabrics for patching) and expertise if you'd like guidance. ... And for those of you who don't want to do it yourself, we also offer visible mending services- bring in a piece for us to mend for you.

Ideas for Individual Action:

Build a sustainable wardrobe:

Protest against disposable fashion by mending your clothes in public on Saturday, April 20th - includes mending instructions and embroidery designs to share:

Mend your garments at home with this handy online resource!

Reboot your closet with a 5x5 Wardrobe Challenge!

What's a 5x5 Challenge?

Take a look at how a few of our friends styled their 5x5 Capsule Wardrobe!

Things to Watch:

Fashion Reimagined (Amazon Prime, Apple TV)

Made In Bangladesh (Amazon Prime)

NPR: Planet Money Makes a Tshirt (YouTube 5 part series)

The True Cost (YouTube, Tubi, Peacock, Amazon Prime)

Online Resources:

The main Fashion Revolution Week page, with a downloadable "Get Involved Guide", tons of educational resources, event and workshop listings, and stories of everyday Fashion Revolutionaries:

A guest blog written by AIBI Board Member Dana Todd:


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