In a new video series I am chatting with leaders in the sustainability world, this week we catch up with Kelly Drennan, the Executive Director of Fashion Takes Action, to talk about How To Celebrate Fashion Revolution Week (from home).
Fashion Takes Action (FTA) is a non-profit organization established in 2007 to advance sustainability in the fashion industry through education, awareness and collaboration. They achieve this through various initiatives such as the WEAR Conference, the NEW Sustainable Fashion Toolkit, and the youth education program, through meet-ups, speaking engagements and global awareness campaigns. Collaboratively, they are helping move the needle on sustainability.
“Our not-for-profit is a collective of dedicated and passionate people striving to make real change in the fashion industry.” Kelly Drennan, FTA Founder
A brief background on Fashion Revolution:
On 24 April 2013, the Rana Plaza building in Bangladesh collapsed. 1,138 people died and another 2,500 were injured, making it the fourth largest industrial disaster in history. That’s when Fashion Revolution started.
Fashion Revolution is just that, a Revolution to get people talking about #whomademyclothes and demanding action from brands to be more transparent about how they pay the people who make the clothes we wear every day!
This year, Fashion Revolution is demanding collective action to campaign for system-wide change across the fashion supply chain – to eliminate waste, pollution and exploitation associated with the industry.
I have a ton of resources on THe Eco Hub to help you make more informed decisions when it comes to fashion.