5 Ways to Take Action Against Fast Fashion
Fashion Revolution Week is coming to an end, but the fight against fast fashion is far from over. Sadly there is still a lot of slavery and abuse in the fashion industry. So what can we do about it? Here are a few ways to take action against fast fashion.
VOTE WITH YOUR WALLET & SUPPORT BRANDS THAT VALUE OTHER PEOPLE & THE PLANET
Support brands who share your values! Consumers can do this by shopping locally, shopping small, and shopping ethical brands. The Honest Consumer’s Ethical Brand Directory is a great place to start learning about brands making a positive impact.
SEND A LETTER TO A CLOTHING BRAND
Fashion Revolution's website has a pre-made templates for consumers to send a letter asking brands who makes the clothes & asking policy makers to take action. You can view the templates here.
WATCH THE TRUE COST WITH YOUR FRIENDS
Host a movie night and start by watching The True Cost. You can stream it on Netflix or Amazon. It is a wonderful documentary that will truly open your eyes. In The True Cost viewers will learn about the harmful effect fast fashion has on our planet and the inhumane treatment of garment workers.
ASK THE BRAND #WHOMADEMYCLOTHES
Post a picture of your clothes on social media, tag the brands, and use #whomademyclothes. This is a great way for getting the brand's attention and showing that consumers want transparency.
SPREAD THE WORD & EDUCATE YOUR LOVED ONES
Believe if or not there are A LOT of people who are unaware of the Rana Plaza tragedy, the harmful effects of fast fashion, & Fashion Revolution Week. So inform your loved ones! Spread the word! Share resources on social media from The Honest Consumer, Fashion Revolution, or any other conscious living sites! Let them know that they have power with every purchase they make.