On 24 April 2013, 1133 people were killed and over 2500 were injured when the Rana Plaza factory complex collapsed in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Social and environmental catastrophes in our fashion supply chains continue. Fashion Revolution says enough is enough. In over 60 countries around the world, tens of thousands of people participated in the first Fashion Revolution Day on 24 April 2014.
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This year, the Twin Cities are going to make some noise. We’re a center for art, design, and fashion- home to many local designers and makers as well as the headquarters of several large companies. It only makes sense that we put Minnesota on the map for #fashrev day!
Doors open at 6:30, program begins at 7:00 PM.
As part of the event, we're literally asking people to "take over the runway". Wear an item of clothing that is recycled, repurposed, handmade, thrifted, fair trade, eco-friendly, organic, or ethically made and strut your stuff on our makeshift runway. It's time for the people to tell the fashion industry what we value and what we want to see more of in the marketplace. Space for this segment is limited, so if you'd like to sign up Contact Hannah to get your name on the list!
What are you waiting for? Registration is FREE- all you have to do is let us know you're coming.
If you'd like to volunteer or sponsor this event, contact us.
Americans consume nearly 20 billion new items of clothing each year. Yet few of us know how our clothes are made, much less who produces them. Cotton Road follows the commodity of cotton from South Carolina farms to Chinese factories to illuminate the work and industrial processes in a global supply chain.Cotton Road is winning awards and accolades at juried film festivals around the world. It is only available to the public through sponsored screenings such as this one so do not miss this chance to see it in the Twin Cities and network with others interested in ethical fashion and conscious consumerism. View the trailer and learn more here.
Our event will be held at the Minnesota Textile Center. We'll be packing out this gorgeous space with local designers, shop owners, and organizations who are committed to the ethical+sustainable fashion movement. Come and connect!