1. WEAR YOUR CLOTHES #INSIDEOUT
Turn your clothes inside out to reveal the label inside. Take a photo of yourself and share it on your social-media channels with the hashtag #INSIDEOUT, or submit it to Fashion Revolution Day U.S.A.’s Facebook page for a chance to win some cool prizes.
2. JOIN THE TWITTER PARTY
3. ATTEND AN EVENT
Fashion Revolution Day tie-in events are occurring all across the globe. Find one near you.
4. WATCH SOMETHING
Hungry for more? Fire up supermodel Amber Valletta’s four-part mini-documentary series, Thread: Driving Fashion Forward to hear from thought leaders and influencers such as award-winning director James Cameron and his wife, Red Carpet Green Dress founder Suzy Amis Cameron, Patagonia’s Rick Ridgeway, and legendary designer Diane von Furstenberg.
5. TRACK A JOURNEY
Lose yourself in NPR Planet Money’s deftly executed multimedia project—divided into five digestible sections, most of them no longer than two minutes—that puts faces to the social and economic inequities behind a $30 T-shirt’s creation.
6. READING IS FUNDAMENTAL
Big on stats? Dive into key reports about the state of the industry, including Tailored Wages: Are the Big Brands Paying the People Who Make Our Clothes Enough to Live On? by the Clean Clothes Campaign, A Little Story About a Fashionable Lie by Greenpeace’s “Detox” initiative, Deadly Secrets: How Apparel Brands Cover Up Safety Hazards by the International Labor Rights Forum, and Free2Work: The Story Behind the Barcode by the Not for Sale campaign.
Photo by People Tree
7. VOTE WITH YOUR DOLLARS
Throw your support behind these ethical apparel companies that are turning “made in Bangladesh” from a source of controversy into a point of pride.
Photo by Andrew Biraj for Reuters
8. PAY YOUR PART
Help the families and victims of the disaster by donating to the Rana Plaza Donors Trust Fund (managed by the International Labour Organization). You can also contribute to a number of environmental and labor groups that are fighting the good fight, including the Clean Clothes Campaign, Greenpeace, the International Labor Rights Forum, United Students Against Sweatshops, and Worker Rights Consortium.
9. BUY A SHIRT
Make the right kind of fashion statement with Fashion Revolution Day’s official “Who Made Your Clothes?” T-shirt, created in collaboration with Under the Canopy and Michael Stars, and manufactured from 100 percent certified-organic cotton in a U.S.-based geothermal- and solar-powered factory.
10. APPLY PRESSURE
Read Still Waiting, a report by the Clean Clothes Campaign about the lack of compensation paid to victims of Rana Plaza and Tazreen Fashions, then sign online petition demanding companies such as Benetton, The Children’s Place, JCPenney, and Walmart to take responsibility for their workers. For extra credit, post the “Pay Up!” logo on your Facebook page and tag all the brands that have failed to make significant contributions.
Do the same on Twitter; some sample tweets:
@Benetton please #payup for the victims of #RanaPlaza it is long overdue! #cleanclothes
11. REVIEW YOUR NEEDS
12. SHARING IS CARING
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