FASHION REVOLUTION: a campaign to remember Rana Plaza

Today is the second anniversary of the tragic collapse of the Rana Plaza building in Dhaka, Bangladesh, which resulted in the death of 1,133 people. The building housed several garment factories, among other businesses.

On April 24, 2013, the world came to know where, how, and by whom most of the clothing we all wear is made, and how this global production system is based on the exploitation of workers, disregard for basic human rights in the workplace and unsafe working conditions. All these aspects have contributed to the exponential growth of the negative impact of the fashion industry at every level. 

Rana Plaza two years on: What has changed? Are we more aware of the implications of the globalized manufacture of the garments that we wear every day? What can each of us do to prevent deadly disasters such as Rana Plaza from happening again?

Those are the questions raised by Out of Fashion, a community stemming from the first training course by the same name on environmentally and ethically conscious fashion, held last October at the Gianfranco Ferrè Foundation. The Out of Fashion community has launched the Fashion Revolution campaign inviting everyone to contribute by sending thoughts, images and proposals to commemorate the Rana Plaza tragedy.

We must stop and take stock. We must start thinking of a possible different future for the fashion industry and, indeed, for the entire textile industry.

RadiciGroup did it, you should too. Join Fashion Revolution!