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 and accessories are made.
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, people and impact on the planet behind their textiles, accessories and jewellery.
This Fashion Revolution Week is a reminder that when governments are too slow to take action to avert the climate crisis, it is even more important that businesses take action to create a more sustainable world.
We can sometimes feel powerless when hugely polluting industries carry on like normal, especially when they try so hard to shift the blame to the individual.
But in the UK, 60% of employment and 51% of business turnover is from small and medium sized businesses (SMEs), and the choices we make as business owners can have a big impact. And choosing to shop with small businesses is equally impactful.
"We're not perfect at Wild Fawn, but I want us to be." - Emma Barnes, Founder.
If you want to find out more about the people behind the brand and where your jewellery comes from you can find out more about our origin, meet our team, see our ethical commitments, and hear from our makers from a previous Fashion Revolution Week.