Fashion Revolution Course // Why It Matters

Have you ever asked 'who made my clothes?'

I am currently taking an online course called 'Who Made My Clothes' and you can too. Learn about the complete process of making clothing, the people behind the clothes you are wearing and learn how to figure out where the clothes you are buying come from. It is free and you have access it to it until July 29th so if it is something you are interested in sign up and get started. The course takes three weeks, though it is an online course so you can do it as fast as you want to.

Anyone who is interested in fashion or anyone who wears clothes, which is basically all of us, should do their research and find out where their clothing comes from and who is making it. This is what this course can help you with. 

This is a part of the Fashion Revolution which is a revolution that gives us an insight into the world of (fast) fashion, how the workers are treated, how much they earn and what you can do to help making the conditions better. 

But what is this fashion revolution and why does it matter? 

"On 24 April 2013, the Rana Plaza building in Bangladesh collapsed. 1,133 people died and another 2,500 were injured, making it the fourth largest industrial disaster in history. 

That’s when Fashion Revolution was born. 

There were five garment factories in Rana Plaza all manufacturing clothing for the western market. The victims were mostly young women. We believe that 1,133 is too many people to lose from the planet in one building, on one terrible day to not stand up and demand change. Since then, people from all over the world have come together to use the power of fashion to change the world. Fashion Revolution is now a global movement of people like you."

This is a revolution wanting to bring light to what actually happens behind the fabric. 'Who made my clothes?' is an important question to ask because it challenges our knowledge about who is making the clothing we wear on a daily basis - where does it come from? Do you know? That is what this course is all about. Figuring out the tools to be able to answer this question and what you can do going forward to better the conditions of the workers. 

Transparency from the companies selling clothes is the beginning of this revolution. Because without it we have no way of knowing if the people working in these factories are being respected, earn a fair living wage or how the products are made and under what conditions: 

"When we ask the brands we wear this question, we believe it compels the industry to be more transparent. If brands and retailers are encouraged to answer this question, they must have more visibility into their complex chains of manufacturing. This forces them to take a closer look at what is happening in their supply chains and who is involved, in order to tackle any problems and ultimately help improve conditions for garment workers.

Transparency is not the enough to change the whole industry but it the beginning to this process of revolutionising fashion. . 

Take the course 
and learn how to be a fashion revolutionary! I have preciously talked about why I thrift shop where I have talked about the conditions of the workers but here you learn where your clothes come from. You get to do your own research and gain more knowledge about the industry. 

You will be introduced to a variety of techniques to understand who made your clothes. You will learn how to use this knowledge to influence the fashion industry making it value the people, the environment, creativity and profit in equal measure. 

The course has three steps in three weeks: 

Be curious

Find out 

Do something

Learn more about the course here and sign upfollow along on Instagram and find out more about the fashion revolution on their website.

Have you ever thought about who is making your clothes?