By Laurie Casey
The One Earth Film Festival's film, "The TrueCost," inspired us to look for ways to act, and we found Fashion Revolution Week (April 18-24), a week of activism designed to build awareness about the true costs of fashion, including social injustice and environmental degradation.
Will you join us? Two easy steps:
1. Take a picture of the tag of your favorite clothing.
2. Tweet or post it to the fashion brand or store's social media account with the hashtag:
Fashion Revolution Week is held each year on the anniversary of the collapse of the Bangladeshi garment factory, Rana Plaza, where more than 1,000 workers were killed. The group's goal is to "create a fashion industry that values people, the environment, creativity and profit in equal measure."
Learn more at:
"The Face of Target (and others) in Bangladesh, at 400 Pieces an Hour" (Public Radio InternationaI). "Why You Need To Stop Buying Cheap Clothes" (Huffington Post). Learn more about or watch the One Earth Film Festival film selection, The True Cost.