Uh oh! We accidentally put our clothes on inside out today!
Nope, we did it on purpose actually!
"The goal is for all of us to stand together for a united cause and help to show sewing (in all its forms) as an ethical and sustainable alternative to fast fashion and mass consumerism. It’s one piece in a very large puzzle but by showcasing home sewn items we will help spread the word that in some cases the answer to ‘Who Made Your Clothes?’ can proudly be answered, “ME!”
I'm sure you remember the awful Rana Plaza factory complex collapse last year in which over 1,000 people were killed and over 2500 were injured. Watching the news coverage of that event was devastating and so difficult to see and think about! And, today, Fashion Revolution Day says enough is enough! It's goal is to "help to raise awareness of the true cost of fashion, show the world that change is possible, and celebrate all those involved in creating a more sustainable future".
How can you get involved? Be curious, find out, and do something!
While I can't say that we wear exclusively handmade items, there certainly are a lot! And, I can say that while trolling the aisles of Target I do flip those tags over and see where things are made...it makes me think...and often times it makes me think that I can/should just make it myself... Of course, making your own clothes takes only one question out of the equation..."Who made your clothes?" It doesn't take into consideration "who made your fabric?" which in many cases is being made in similar conditions as clothes, but it is a small step, every little step counts, right?
Please join us today for Fashion Revolution Day! Wear your clothes inside out, handmade or otherwise! Click the button bellow to find out more information.
And take the pledge!
(Violet is wearing her Foxy Sally Dress and I am wearing my Bird Tova Dress. I'm also wearing sunglasses because, sorry, but it was too early in the morning for me to get dressed AND put makeup on, got to cover those morning bags!)