#whomademyclothes is a question you will hear a lot this week. April 24-30 is the week of Fashion Revolution – commemorating a tragic Rana Plaza garment factory collapse in Bangladesh in 2013 when 1138 factory workers were killed. The purpose of the organisation and especially the Fashion revolution week is to raise awareness among fashion designers, manufacturers, retailers and consumers that fashion has many faces. Who made your clothes?
We at Fashion Bloc work with independent fashion brands who design and manufacture their garments locally, that’s the requirement for all of the brands who are featured on our Designers page. Why? Because this is in our ethos – we don’t support human slavery.
Today, to kick-start the week of fashion revolution, we would like to show you the faces of people who make the clothes and accessories of the designers we represent. We asked our partners to take photos with their factory or studio workers to encourage them to celebrate the people behind their labels. We were delighted to see happy and proud faces, positive change makers!
Here are some of the people who make your clothes.
Dear Freedom is a contemporary womenswear brand focusing on feminine basics with a cheeky twist. In the photo, you see the Creative Director Kristina together with one of their technologists at their garment factory in Lithuania.
Tegul bega is an out-of-the-box streetwear brand designing extraordinary leggings and Ts. Meet Inesa, a garment constructor who helps the Creative Director Ruta to make her legging dreams a reality.
Tapi Tapi is a small accessories studio based in Lithuania. Co-founders of a unique accessory concept design and create handmade shoe accessories themselves.
Join fashion revolution – ask #whomademyclothes on Social media, tag the brand you’re wearing and demand answers!