Fashion Revolution is a global movement, that operates year-round, but peaks during Fashion Revolution Week. The movement raises awareness of the challenges in fashion manufacturing and has spurred consumers to question brands on where and how their clothing is made. Now more than ever this movement is needed and important due to COVID19.
Born out of the tragedy of the Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh, which killed 1138 people and injured many many more on April 24th 2013, the movement has spread to many other industries, encouraging people to think more critically about the story and people behind their textiles, accessories and jewellery.
This year to raise awareness of Fashion Revolution Week we wanted you to get to know our team a little better, this way you know exactly where your Wild Fawn jewellery comes from and whose hands make it.
Currently we have 3 makers in the studio, Rachel is our full-time Silversmith making all your orders day-to-day. While Emma and Rebecca are making less often it is still one of their most loved parts of their role.
Tell us about your journey into the jewellery industry.
I studied Jewellery Design and Metalwork at home in Ireland. After graduating, my class came to London to show our work at New Designers in the Business Design Centre, a leading London graduate design show. We were the only group from a university outside the UK, it was daunting but exciting. After the exhibition my class returned home but I stayed in London, making the most of several friends couches at first. I knew if I was going to pursue a career in the jewellery industry I would have more luck here than in Dublin.
More than 4 years ago, when she was still running Wild Fawn from her home, i had the, privilege to join Emma for a few weeks as her first part-time Silversmith, it was a huge step in the right direction for me and after a slight sideways step I rejoined Wild Fawn two years ago (this month!) and poured all my experience and joy into helping Emma grow the business; social media, marketing, PR, graphic design and the website, I did my best with all of it but now that the team is growing I can focus more on my first love, making. I am so lucky to have made it in a very difficult industry and am doing something that I love.