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by Darryl Grima

Between the 18th and 24th of April fashion Revolution Malta is holding it’s annual Fashion Revolution week. This is the 5th year running.

Fashion Revolution Week (FRW) is the annual campaign bringing together the world’s largest fashion activism movement for seven days of action surrounding the anniversary of the Rana Plaza factory collapse. For those that do not remember the Rana Plaza factory collapse is considered as one of the worst industrial accidents where over a 1000 people died (and more than 2,500 injured) in overcrowded garment factories.

The theme for FRW 2022 is MONEY FASHION POWER. This theme builds on the fact that the mainstream fashion industry relies upon the exploitation of labour and natural resources. Fashion Revolution Malta state that “money and power are concentrated in the hands of a few, and growth and profit are rewarded above all else. Big brands and retailers produce too much too fast, and manipulate us into a toxic cycle of overconsumption.”

Fashion Revolution Malta state that the majority of people that make our clothes are not paid enough to meet their basic needs, and, as marginalised & more vulnerable communities, already feel the impacts of the climate crisis – which the fashion industry fuels. While a lot of work has been done over the years, there is still a long way to go & the Covid-19 pandemic helped to prove this even more.

Fashion Revolution Events being organised

Whilst a number of events shall be held on an international level, the main event in Malta will be held at the Earth Day Green Fair, organised by The Eco Market, The Veg Box & Majjistral Park. Fashion Revolution Malta will be hosting a repair shop over 2 days, between the 23rd – 24th April – were they will be offering free clothing repairs as part of their mission to make our #LovedClothesLast. Fashion revolution Malta’s team will also be offering some DIY tips & tricks for those interested in learning how to repair their own clothes.

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