8 Powerful #InsideOut Portraits for Fashion Revolution Week
Sofia Hultquist, composer: drumandlacemusic.com
April 24th will mark three years since the walls of Rana Plaza crumbled in Bangladesh, killing 1,134 people and injuring more than 2,500 others in what would become the largest garment factory accident in recorded history.
After the tragedy, corporations promised change. And yet: many of the reforms enacted in response to the Rana Plaza disaster have been significantly delayed, and most of these revised standards will not even apply to 60 percent of factories in the country. Fast fashion giant H&M, which manufactures heavily in Bangladesh, still lacks emergency exits at 55 percent of its factories, despite its stated commitment to improving worker safety.
But every year since Rana Plaza, citizens in more than 70 countries come together to remember the lives lost, and to call on the fashion industry to move away from cheap labor that imperils lives. Led by Carry Somers and Orsola de Castro out of London, Fashion Revolution is a global movement that encourages shoppers to ask, #WhoMadeMyClothes?
Ahead of this year's Fashion Revolution Week, taking place April 18-24, Ethica invited a group of women–each a champion of ethical and sustainable fashion in a different way–to submit an #InsideOut portrait and stand in support of fair labor and transparent supply chains.
Hoda Katebi, writer, photographer and activist; joojooazad.com
Rachael Baxter, co-founder and editor-in-chief of Conscious Magazine, consciousmagazine.co
Nikki Novo, life coach and motivational speaker; nikkinovo.com
Robin Reetz, fashion editor and blogger; secondfloorflat.com
Sara Weinreb; entrepreneur, imby.io
Nathalia Orquera, organic lifestyle blogger; marialovesgreen.com
Brandie Gillian, founding editor & creative director at Thoughtfully Magazine; thoughtfullymag.com
Inspired by their example? Join in by sharing your own #InsideOut image and asking who made your clothes. As some Zara customers discovered last year, you may even receive a reply.