Free clothing guide for #FashionRevolutionDay
The ethics of high street brands exposed
As part of Fashion Revolution Day we are giving away free access to our guide to high street clothing companies.
The guide features:
- Ethical and environmental ratings for 57 high street clothes shops
- Best Buy recommendations
- how we rated the companies
- what's wrong with silk and fur
The guide is part of our special report on the clothing industry (released in 2014) which is also free to view and includes:
- what's happened since Rana Plaza
- a living wage for the workers who make your clothes?
- company profiles
- Uzbek cotton report
- ethical labels
- the environmental impact of fibres
Fashion Revolution Day
Fashion Revolution day is today challenging global fashion brands to demonstrate commitment to transparency across the length of the value chain, from farmers to factory workers, brands to buyers and consumers.
This Fashion Revolution Day marks the second anniversary of the Rana Plaza disaster in Dhaka, Bangladesh, which killed 1,133, and injured over 2,500 people. It serves as a stark reminder of the lack of transparency, accountability and human rights that plague the global fashion industry.
Led by some of the biggest names in fashion, Fashion Revolution Day hopes to show that change is possible and celebrate those who are on a journey to create a more ethical and sustainable future for fashion. Model Lily Cole, and Livia Firth are just some of the names expected take part in a mass global action challenging brands to tell their customers #whomademyclothes.
Get involved on twitter
On 24 April, fashionistas are asked to join the fashion revolution with four simple steps:
- Take a selfie showing your label. You could turn your clothes inside out to make more of a statement.
- Follow that brand on social media.
- Upload your photo on social media with this message: “I want to thank the people who made my clothes, @brand #whomademyclothes?"
- Help make our message louder. Nominate 3 friends to do the same.
Tweets from Ethical Consumer staff