We Are Fashion Revolution

Last night, I went to the Zady and Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator Fashion Revolution event. Attendees wore their clothes inside out, took photos with large versions of the #FashRev signs, and watched the documentary Traceable. Here's a preview:

It was a fitting space for the event. The BF+DA is 21,000 square feet of 21st century production and work space for NYC designers. The initiative, launched by Pratt Institute provides resources for start-ups to integrate local manufacturing and ethical supply chains into their brands. Zady's co-founders Maxine Bédat and Soraya Darabi are the US Chairs of Fashion Revolution Day this year. As a slow fashion brand, Zady is creating a new standard in transparency for conscious consumers. 

The mood was a mix of commemoration (for the Rana Plaza victims), celebration (of ethical brands and designers), and education (around the the issues that require solutions). 

The panel following the screening included Traceable Director Jennifer Sharpe; Natalie Grillion, co-founder of JUSTTimo Rissanen, the Assistant Professor of Fashion Design and Sustainability at Parsons The New School for Design, and was moderated by Soraya Darabi, co-founder of Zady

There will be a frenzy of action today as Fashion Revolution Day unfolds online. Participate by turning your clothes inside out, taking a photo of the tag, and asking the brands #whomademyclothes. 

Learn more about Fashion Revolution on their website

Follow along with the hashtags #FashRev and #whomademyclothes on Instagram and Twitter


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