We had the honour of proudly walking down the catwalk at St Pauls Church, in Hammersmith, on Thursday 1st May, a week after the events that took place for Fashion Revolution Day on 24th April to support the 2013 catastrophe of Bangladesh Rana Plaza. See how we were involved in Fashion Revolution Day on our blog.
The evening consisted of a discussion panel with The Guardian columnist, Lucy Siegle, and “Pants to Poverty” founder, Ben Ramsden, discussing the corruption of exploited workers and the importance of Ethical clothing. After a long and influential discussion, the catwalk began with 30 brands/designers showcasing their Ethical collection. Our stockists, Brothers we Stand and Cock and Bull joined us at the show which ultimately made a brilliant night.
Our AW’14 range was displayed effectively on the male models who definitely did us justice.
Our collection proved to be a success with the applause we received. We showcased three of our best-selling shirts, three of which were long-sleeved, and finally the white monochrome, constructivism t-shirt.
The overall night was a success with a great attendance which shows the passion many individuals have for Ethical clothing. We felt very proud to be a part of such an amazing event and join so many other brands/designers on the Catwalk. Despite the success of the event, the matter of exploitation is apparent and needs to end. Ramsden made a touching comment when saying, “Humans are not machines”, we still have a long way to go to end exploitation, however, the fashion show proved to be a success at promoting the importance of Ethical fashion and we were more than happy to be a part of it.
To find out more about the Ethical Fashion Collective, check them out on twitter @EthicalFashionC and check out our photos from the show on our Instagram page @rella_ldn. Remember to always ask yourself, who made your clothes?