Fashion Revolution Week

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April 2018 will be the 5th year anniversary of the Rana Plaza factory collapse and five years since Fashion Revolution was born. During that time, millions of people have joined Fashion Revolution to demand a fairer, more transparent industry.

Dr Sue Thomas, who runs our MSc Ethics in Fashion and has written a book on the subject, ‘Fashion Ethics‘ has been taking part in some of the activities this week.

On Monday evening, she was on the Q&A panel in Edinburgh for the screening of River Blue, an award winning documentary looking at how fashion could change the planet.

On Thursday, Edinburgh International Fashion Festival presents a screening of a short fashion film from Vogue Italia, ‘Allegory of Water‘. Followed by a panel discussion, ‘Sustainable Luxury?’ on the topic of whether sustainability is indeed possible within luxury fashion. Dr Thomas will be part of the panel discussing this.

Dr Thomas has also been quoted in an article in the Daily Record about the Bangladesh disaster.  She says that “we are not about making frocks, we were getting students used to doing deeper research. We have students interested in everything from micro-fibre to workers’ rights…..the outcry from Rana Plaza brought working conditions to the forefront of everyone’s thinking. Things have improved, without a doubt, but there is still work to be done.”

There are events being held all week as part of Fashion Revolution week, check here for details.

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