Uncovering Where Your Clothes Come From

Updated: Apr 19, 2017 08:51
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Guest Post By: Andrea Plell

A.M. Ahad Associated Press

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Four years ago, the fashion industry experienced the worst disaster in our history. Rana Plaza, a seven-story garment factory in Bangladesh collapsed killing 1,134 people and injuring 2,500 more. This devastating occurrence illustrates the fact that hundreds of fast fashion brands have no idea where their clothing is coming from — and neither do we.

To demand transparency and shine some light on how our clothes are sourced, produced and sold, Fashion Revolution — a global grassroots movement– was born. Fashion Revolution asks one question: “Who Made My Clothes?”

Artists, brands, and producers in the SF Bay Area have come together to host several events during Fashion Revolution Week (April 23-29) – an internationally recognized event. In addition the events, Fashion Revolution encourages people to ask their favorite brands #WhoMadeMyClothes by taking a selfie with their tags exposed on social.

All event details on the Fashion Revolution West Coast Facebook Page.

Calendar of Events:

April 23     1-4pm :: TRUE COST MOVIE Screening & #WearOurValues Conversation (free)

11-2pm :: Revolution by Design: Stanford University (free)

April 24      6-7:30pm :: Made In Cambodia: Panel Discussion and Film Screening (free)

April 25     6:30-9:30pm :: Re:fashion Workshop ($15-$20)

April 26       7-9pm :: Fashion Revolution’s Night Out SF (free)

April 27       7-9pm :: Fashion Revolution’s Night Out Oakland (free)

May 7       11am-6pm :: Urban Air Market San Francisco  (free)




Fashion Revolution Re:Fashion Workshop

Don’t throw away your old clothes just because it has a tear, stain, or is going out of style! We’ve partnered with some of the best artisans in the Bay Area to show you how to save your used or damaged clothing from going to the landfill. Walk away with three techniques in your arsenal: mending, natural dyeing, and embroidery.

Join us for a night of “re-fashioning” fun and cocktails and a #iReMadeMyClothes photo booth to show off your renewed duds!

Participating Artisans: Modern Shibori, Mira Blackman, Sierra Reading, Amy Keefer

When: Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Time: 6:30-9:30pm
Where: Handcraft Studio School, 10368 San Pablo Ave., El Cerrito, CA 94530Cost:
$15 early bird
$20 regular



Want to support sustainable fashion, but don’t know how? As a part of Fashion Revolution Week, “Fashion Revolution’s Night Out” exclusively illuminates ethical and sustainable stores in Hayes Valley.

Each store will be hosting unique shopping discounts, drinks, and giveaways. #fashrevNightOut

Location: Hayes St., Hayes Valley, San Francisco (btw Gough st. and Laguna st.)
Date: Wednesday, April 26th
Time: 7-9pm

Participating Stores & Brands: AlternativeMarine LayerAmour VertTimbuk2acotéSokoConvert on Hayes St.Wildlife Works Apparel

Cost: FREE

Fashion Revolution’s Night Out Oakland

Want to support sustainable fashion, but don’t know how? As a part of Fashion Revolution Week, “Fashion Revolution’s Night Out” exclusively illuminates ethical and sustainable brands and stores in Oakland.

Each store will be hosting unique shopping discounts, drinks, and giveaways. #fashrevNightOut
Location: Uptown Oakland
Date: Thursday, April 27th
Time: 7-9pm
Participating Stores & Brands: Field DayShow and Tell Concept ShopKOSA ARTSVisceraTWO JACKS DENIMWerkshackMyrrhiaPlatinum DirtThe Consistency ProjectCOSA BUENAMira BlackmanPurple ImpressionWays of Change1×1Holly Bobisuthi JewelryGDS Cloth GoodsThe Fabric SocialWildlife Works Apparel

Cost: FREE

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Urban Air Market, a curated outdoor marketplace featuring local and sustainable designers and artisans, kicks off its 2017 season in Hayes valley.

Featuring one-of-a-kind apparel, accessories, art, natural body products, and home goods from over 130 emerging designers, Urban Air Market has always felt at home within the ultra-chic and creative community of Hayes Valley.

Sunday, May 7th 
11am – 6pm
Hayes Valley 

Cost: FREE

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