An organisation on a mission to raise awareness of the social and environmental impact of the fashion industry, Fashion Revolution returns to Singapore on Saturday 28 April, 11am onwards, for an action-packed day of events!
Open to the public and held at hip new co-working space The Hive Lavender, the day long event includes a panel talk on the circular economy of fashion in Asia hosted by Green Drinks, a clothes swap by Swagalls, hands-on DIY and textile workshops by Singaporean upcyclers Agy Textile Artist and Taikensonzai, a free screening of the award-winning documentary RiverBlue and an ethical fashion show hosted by conscious online retailer ZERRIN.
The event, which takes place during Fashion Revolution Week 2018 (23 to 29th April) will mark the fifth year of Fashion Revolution, the world’s largest fashion activism movement founded to radically change the way our clothes are sourced, produced and purchased. It also marks five years since the Rana Plaza garment factory collapsed in Bangladesh, where 1,138 people were killed and many more injured on 24th April 2013.
In Singapore, Fashion Revolution’s message of conscious consumption is more relevant than ever. A city with an appetite for deals and cheap clothing, the latest NEA statistics showed that Singaporeans produced 156,000 tonnes of textile and leather waste as recently as 2015, only 8 percent of which was recycled. Acknowledging this global and local crisis, this year the Singapore government has officially declared 2018 as the Year of Climate Action, and seeks to increase its support of green initiatives that tackle waste.
Through this year’s event, the volunteer committee at Fashion Revolution hope to do their part to show Singaporeans that living a greener lifestyle and shopping more sustainably is accessible to all, and can be done in style!