Jen Lewis would like to invite everyone to this year's Fashion Revolution! Below is more info about it:
FASHION REVOLUTION RETURNS TO AUSTIN
City joins the world’s largest fashion activism movement with event on Saturday, April 28
AUSTIN, TX -- Fashion Revolution ATX is calling on conscious Austinites to participate in a global movement that is demanding more transparency in the fashion industry.
The movement was founded to radically change the way our clothes are sourced, produced and purchased after the Rana Plaza garment factory collapsed in Bangladesh, killing 1,138 and injuring thousands more on 24th April 2013. Since then, more than 100 countries and thousands of individuals have mobilized by asking one simple question: Who Made My Clothes?
The intent: ensure that what the world wears has been made in a safe, clean and fair way.
Austin’s main event will be at Atmosphere Coworking (2400 E Cesar Chavez St #208) from 1 - 3:30 p.m. Cory Skuldt, sustainability consultant at FWD Impact, Outerknown and Wearable Collections, will give a talk about why sustainability and ethics have become hot button issues as fashion has become increasingly globalized and dispersed.
Cory will also discuss ways that consumers can change the current status quo. Her talk will be followed by a Q&A panel with the Fashion Revolution ATX organizers, Jen Lewis, of Purse & Clutch, Kasi Martin of The Peahen and Meghan Williams of The Fair City Project to discuss what Fashion Revolution means on a local level.
After the keynote, there will be an interactive marketplace where attendees can shop from local, ethical brands while learning about their production and how they’re changing fashion for good.
Fashion Revolution ATX is proud to feature these brand at the marketplace: Miranda Bennett - Raven + Lily - Collective Humanity -- Trove -- Global Mamas -- Mary Claret -- milo+nicki -- Purse & Clutch -- SixChel -- Remnant Ceramics -- The Distillery Market -- Pieceology Vintage -- Sister Petra Vintage
“The ethical fashion scene has grown so much since our first event,” said Kasi Martin, “Given that, and the budding interest in ethical fashion on the coattails of the food movement, we really wanted to focus on localizing the idea, building a sense of community around it and showing Austinites how accessible ethically made fashion is here.”
This is Austin’s second Fashion Revolution event. Follow the movement facebook and event on facebook for more real time updates and details.