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Fashion Revolution Week: What is it and what’s on in London?


On 24 April 2013, 1,134 people were killed and over 2,500 were injured when the Rana Plaza complex collapsed in Dhaka, Bangladesh. This building collapsed despite many workers point out cracks in walls to their managers weeks before. Fashion Revolution was born to raise awareness of disasters like Rana Plaza and to catalyze action to transform the fashion industry into a more ethical, fair and sustainable one. They believe that fashion can be made in a safe, clean and beautiful way, where creativity, quality, environment and people are valued equally.

On 18-24 April, Fashion Revolution Week will bring people from all over the world together to use the power of fashion to change the story for the people who make the world’s clothes and accessories.


Reuse or resell and then replace!


When you start learning more about how products can be made in a more ethical and environmentally-friendly manner, it can be tempting to go out a buy a whole new consciously-produced wardrobe. But remember, that is not a sustainable way to shop!


THE-ACEY: Style with Purpose

THE-ACEY is a online boutique offering consciously created contemporary clothing. Holly Allenby, the founder of THE-ACEY, identified a need for a go to destination for clothing that combines both ethics and aesthetics. THE-ACEY work with brands that embody two simple qualities: integrity and innovation. They look for forward-thinking and inventive brands that are always searching for ways to improve. These must also be brands that consider, and actively work to reduce, their environmental and social impacts throughout the supply chain.


2016: The Year of Conscious Consumption


Photo Credit: Vogue

Over the past few months I have become increasingly aware of my lifestyle and its environmental and ethical footprint. I was previously aware of environmental issues, but had never fully connected them to my every day life. Since learning more by reading books, articles, and blogs, and by watching documentaries, I have been making much more responsible shopping choices. I’ve considerably reduced how often I shop, changing what I buy and where I buy it from. I have recycled, resold or donated many unwanted items and will continue to do so throughout 2016.