Fashion Revolution Week is a global movement that happens across 90 different countries every year, encouraging people to consider how their clothes came to exist and whether or not that process was fair to the environment and to the people who made them.
The week starts on Monday 24th April, with a documentary screening of ‘The Machinists’ at Presuming Eds, highlighting the exploitation of garment workers in Bangladesh. The following two evenings offer two panels, one explaining why we need a Fashion Revolution and another discussing what we could do to help.
Panelists include Siobhan Wilson, owner of the The FAIR Shop; Christine Gent, CEO of People Tree Foundation and former Executive Director of World Fair Trade Organization Asia (WFTO Asia); and Viv Mugunga, co-founder and Managing Director of Ryico (Rwandan Youth Information Community Organisation).
On Thursday 27th April, Brighton’s brand new space, One Girl Band, will play host to an exhibition of fashion brands who offer 100% transparency, including Brighton Lace, StephieAnn Design, Zola Amour, Ugly Girls Club, What Daisy Did and Mayamiko.
The week will close with an Anti-Sweatshop Swap Shop at Nowhere Man, encouraging people to bring their unwanted clothes and swap them for new ones.
“Brighton is home to a broad range of conscious brands and companies, from food and furniture to fashion, so it makes sense that as a city, it should join the fashion revolution,” says Hermione, co-founder of Revival Collective.
Brighton Fashion Revolution Week will take place in multiple venues across the city from 25th-30th April. Buy tickets and find out more at
Find out more about fashion revolution here: http://fashionrevolution.org/
Ffull list of events: https://www.facebook.com/events/151052405423206/
Mon 24th: Film screening – The Machinists – Presuming Eds, 5.30pm, £3
To kick off Brighton Fashion Revolution Week, we will be screening an exposé of the dark truth behind ‘#whomademyclothes’. Hannan Majid and Richard York’s 2010 documentary highlights the lack of transparency within the fashion industry, and explores the unethical exploitation of garment workers through the stories of three, young women, working in factories in Dhaka.
Tue 25th: ‘Why we need a fashion revolution’ – Ethical Fashion Talk & Q&A – The Blue Man, 7pm, £4
A night of talks and a Q&A with Siobhan Wilson, owner of the The FAIR Shop, Christine Gent, CEO of People Tree Foundation and former Executive Director of World Fair Trade Organization Asia (WFTO Asia), and Viv Mugunga, co-founder and Managing Director of Ryico (Rwandan Youth Information Community Organisation).
Wed 26th: ‘How to Dress Sustainably’ – Panel discussion hosted by Brighton Girl – ONCA, 7pm, Free
A panel of sustainable designers, stylists and industry experts sharing practical advice on making steps towards a more ethical and sustainable wardrobe.
Thu 27th: ‘Fashion Revolution Exhibition’ – One Girl Band, 7pm, £5
Showcasing ethical and sustainable fashion clothing, shoes, and accessorie, as well as local artists’ responses to tragedies such as the Rana Plaza collapse. This will include an installation of widely discussed ‘#whomademyclothes?’ embroidered quilt by Shelley Morrow.
Fri 28th: Drinks Night with Brighton Girl – The Tempest Inn, 9pm, Free
A drinks night organised by Brighton Girl, a social network helping young women in Brighton feel more at home. Celebrate and discuss the Fashion Revolution with the biggest girl gang in the city.
Sat 26th: Trip to Brighton – DIY Art Market – The Paris House, 2pm, Free
A meetup for anyone who is interested in conscious creativity, and expression. The afternoon will start with a drink at the Paris House in Hove, and then we will collectively head down to Brighton DIY Art Market.
Through this event we want to support local artists and designers, and celebrate the greater transparency that comes from interacting with sellers directly.
Sun 30th: Clothes Swap – Nowhere Man, 2pm, Free
The week will close with an Anti-Sweatshop Swap Shop, encouraging people to bring their unwanted clothes and swap them for new ones. No clothing deserves to go unworn, and this event aims to rid the fast-fashion mentality that advocates the constant compulsion to buy new, and therefore encourage circular fashion.
After Party – Shuffle Bar, 9pm, Free
Sunday will close with the Brighton Fashion Revolution Week, after party.
The celebrations will commence at Shuffle bar, followed by the FemRock event at Green Door Store, for an amazing night of dancing to all the best fierce, femmes in music. Let’s celebrate the ethical and sustainable fashion in true Brighton style!
Revival Collective, is an ethical and sustainable fashion, beauty and lifestyle blog and creative collective, founded by Hermione, Alex and Harriet in 2016, in a bid to raise awareness about the ethical and environmental issues surrounding a fashion world that has begun to turn sour. Using Revival Collective as a creative platform to inform and inspire, they share Fashion Revolution’s vision that creative expression through fashion, beauty and lifestyle can and should have only positive impacts on the world.