EP. 28 Who Made My Fabric? Fashion Revolution Week 2021

Published: April 19, 2021, 3 a.m.

Welcome back for a special mini episode to mark Fashion Revolution Week 2021. Now in its eighth year, Fashion Revolution Week is designed to bring the global community together to demand change within the fashion industry.

You have likely already seen the hashtags #WhoMadeMyClothes and #WhatsInMyClothes, and this year the focus is on #WhoMadeMyFabric. In this solo episode, Alice and Ruth explore why rights for workers need to extend much beyond the cutting and sewing stage of garment production, and how we can all get involved in Fashion Revolution Week.

Be sure to follow Fashion Revolution on Instagram and Twitter, and head to the organisation’s website for more information on how to get involved, including a printable Who Made My Fabric poster and a tool to email your favourite brands to ask them about their full supply chain.

You can read more about Uyghur forced labour in the cotton industry in this Fashion Revolution Statement.

You can also find out about the need for supply chain transparency in the ‘Out Of Sight’ report.

If you liked this episode and you want to support our work, you can buy us a Ko-Fi here.

For more updates on the ethical fashion conversation, follow Common Threads on Instagram, like us on Facebook, and join the conversation on Twitter.

You’ll find Ruth on Instagram: @ruthmacgilp_ and Twitter @ruthmacgilp

You’ll find Alice on Instagram: @styledbyalicex and Twitter: @styledbyalice

Common Threads artwork was created by Hannah Mitson of Mitson Design.