February 17, 2023
Author: Leila Ismailova // Co-founder at ARTISANT.
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Fashion Revolution is a global movement that aims to transform the fashion industry into a more sustainable, ethical, and transparent industry. The movement was born out of the tragedy of the Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh in 2013, which killed 1,134 people and injured over 2,500. This event brought attention to the devastating working conditions in the global fashion industry, and the need for change.
Fashion Revolution Week, which takes place every year in April, is a time when people around the world come together to demand a more sustainable and ethical fashion industry. The week includes events, panel discussions, and social media campaigns that raise awareness and encourage people to take action. The theme for the 2022 Fashion Revolution Week is "Rights, relationships, and revolution".
The fashion industry is one of the most polluting and exploitative industries in the world, and it is time for change. The industry is responsible for 10% of global carbon emissions, and is a major contributor to water pollution and waste. The fast fashion model, which encourages consumers to buy cheap, trendy clothes that are quickly discarded, has created a culture of overconsumption and waste.
The workers who make our clothes are often paid poverty wages and forced to work in dangerous conditions. They are denied basic rights such as the right to join a union, and are often subject to harassment and abuse. Many garment workers are women, and they are particularly vulnerable to exploitation.
The Fashion Revolution movement is working to create a more sustainable and ethical fashion industry. This involves changing the way clothes are made, sold, and consumed. It means moving away from the fast fashion model and towards a more circular economy, where clothes are reused, repaired, and recycled. It means ensuring that workers are paid a living wage and have safe working conditions. It means using sustainable materials and reducing waste.
Another great way to revolutionize fashion is through digital tools. As we spend more time online (some research indicates that on average Americans spend two times more online interacting than offline), the line of what is real and what is not blurred. And as we spend more time in immersive digital worlds, the more our identity shifts towards it. This important shift in social behavior is a tremendous opportunity to make digital fashion mass market as a more affordable and more sustainable way of expressing oneself.

Think for a moment, will it matter if you wear in your TikTok designer outfit or a digital filter. Given that filter looks much cooler, because it is not bound by the laws of physics.
Here are a few more examples of sustainable fashion that you can start practicing right now:

  1. Organic Cotton Clothing: Organic cotton is grown without the use of harmful pesticides and chemicals. Clothing made from organic cotton is softer, more breathable, and less likely to cause skin irritation.
  2. Recycled Clothing: Clothing made from recycled materials reduces waste and conserves resources. For example, recycled polyester is made from recycled plastic bottles.
  3. Vintage and Secondhand Clothing: Vintage and secondhand clothing is a great way to reduce the demand for new clothing and to prevent textiles from ending up in landfills. It also gives clothing a second life.
  4. Slow Fashion: Slow fashion emphasizes quality over quantity, and encourages consumers to buy fewer, higher quality items that will last longer. Slow fashion brands often use sustainable materials and ethical manufacturing practices.
  5. Upcycled Clothing: Upcycling involves taking existing clothing or materials and transforming them into something new and fashionable. For example, old t-shirts can be turned into tote bags or dresses.
  6. Zero Waste Fashion: Zero waste fashion aims to create clothing without generating any waste. This involves using every part of the material, and designing clothing in a way that minimizes waste.
  7. Fair Trade Fashion: Fair trade fashion ensures that workers are paid a fair wage and work in safe and healthy conditions. Brands that are certified as fair trade often have transparent supply chains and prioritize ethical manufacturing practices.
Remember, that the future of this planet is not in some NGO’s or governments’ hands. This is your responsibility. Yes, YOURs, the reader, every person who is lucky to live on this planet. Start practicing sustainability today and join the revolution.

While ARTISANT suggests the most sustainable solution for fashion - digital - we understand the importance of feeling and looking good in real life. We will continue fostering healthy consumption habits and tips on how to be green and fashionable.