“On 24th April last year, 1133 people were killed and over 2500 were injured when the Rana Plaza factory complex collapsed in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Fashion Revolution Day says enough is enough!”
A crowd of supporters made a stand in several hotspot locations in London on Thursday 24th April 2014 to voice the, #whomadeyourclothes? campaign during London Fashion Revolution Week.
Rella joined in on this amazing event which was put together by English fashion designer, Katharine Hamnett, who is renowned for her political t-shirts and her ethical business philosophy.
The event brought hundreds of supporters together who stood their ground protesting outside Gap in Oxford Circus for compensation for the families who lost their loved ones due to the tragedy in Bangladesh. Hundreds of people joined in by wearing their clothes back to front to showcase who really made their clothes, we also joined in and were proud to showcase, “Bangladesh” as the Country that produces the Rella collection.
Supporters marched along the streets of London to spread awareness which led to bystanders joining in. As the afternoon fell, Rella, along with our friends, Brothers we Stand, took to Carnaby Street where supporters voiced their need for justice through chants and banners. A catwalk was also put together with all clothing turned #insideout.
From designers to press, bloggers, bystanders and supporters, the event brought a diverse range of people together who each shared one thing in common, a desire for justice and a desire to promote ethical fashion.
The event marked the beginning of a seven-day ethical week which would be followed by other events such as The London Ethical Fashion Show which we took part in.
We were very proud of the success of The London Fashion Revolution Week and we were lucky enough to take part in it. The event highlighted the necessity to promote ethical fashion but also justice and equality amongst the fashion industry.
We take pride in knowing that Rella falls under Ethical clothing and we will continue to endorse Ethical fashion.