FASHION REVOLUTION WEEK
Fair Trade as An Agent For Change

April Newsletter
 
 
 
On April 24-30, Fashion Revolution Week will be marked on social media and through events in more than 80 countries around the globe. Consumers and brands alike will come together in memory of the 1,129 garment workers who lost their lives in the Rana Plaza disaster in Bangladesh, using this opportunity to call for greater transparency and ethics in the fashion industry.
 
Our region is home to four of the world’s biggest ready-made garment producers: Bangladesh, India, Cambodia and China. With the world’s attention turned to Asia this Fashion Revolution Week – and with World Fair Trade Day 2017 right on our doorstep – it has never been more important to highlight the work of the WFTO Asia Members who are Agents for Change in the garment and accessories sector.
 
This month we are focusing on Fair Trade as a solution to the fashion industry’s problems.
 
New Blog!
 
 
Fair, not Fast: The Fashion Revolution Begins with Fair Trade

Central to reform in the fashion industry is the call for a living wage for garment workers. According to UK NGO Labour Behind the Label, the minimum wage for garment workers in Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Cambodia and India is not enough to cover basic living needs... CONTINUE READING 
 
Join WFTO Asia this Fashion Revolution Week 2017!
 
Members:
Participate in Fashion Revolution Week 2017 by sharing your photos and stories online. Print a poster, take a photo and post it on social media using the hashtags #IMadeYourClothes and #FashionRevolution. Send your materials to WFTO Asia before April 24 and we will also share them, helping you to reach a larger audience.
 
Consumers:
Take to social media to ask big brands #WhoMadeMyClothes? Participate in an event in your country or host your own. See here for Fashion Revolution country chapters and contacts in Asia.
 
 
Upcoming Events 
 

Take a stand against the fast fashion system, and support Fair Trade. Join WFTO Asia and members in Thailand at ‘Fair Trade For Life: Fashion Revolution Thailand Edition’ — a creative community pop-up space in Chiang Mai, Thailand. April 28th, 2017.

Agents for Change across five continents will join hand in hand for Fair Trade and the Planet to celebrate World fair Trade Day on 13 May 2017.