The dancing shoes paradigm

The dancing shoes paradigm

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A good pair of dancing shoes is a work of art. They are tough and resilient, and yet somehow adapt to your feet like a second skin that allows you to make the most of your movement.

When you are about to buy a new pair of dancing shoes, above all, you want them to be high quality. If it’s necessary, you will be saving money for a while or wait until you can get them as a present for your birthday. The reason for this is that they need to protect your feet and help you fly at the dancefloor – and only the best shoes (made from the appropriate materials) will successfully fulfil this mission. Read more

#whomademyclothes?

“On 24 April every year, Fashion Revolution Day brings 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. We want fashion to become a force for good. We believe in an industry that values people, the environment, creativity and profit in equal measure. We believe transparency is the first step to transform the industry. And it starts with one simple question: Who made my clothes?

Source: Fashion Revolution

Meet fashion activist Carry Somers! (Part II)

Meet fashion activist Carry Somers! (Part II)

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(Fashion Revolution Week has finally arrived, and to celebrate it we have interviewed Carry Sommers, co-founder of the movement Fashion Revolution together with Orsola de Castro. The interview starts in the previous blog post. ) 

On 24 April we will be celebrating a new edition of the Fashion Revolution Day and, in order to achieve a higher level of transparency within the fashion industry, you are encouraging consumers all around the world to address the question of “who made my clothes?” to different fashion labels of their choice. Why this concreate question and no other?
We no longer know who makes our clothes and we don’t know the true cost of the things we buy. The fashion supply chain is fractured and the producers have become faceless. This is costing lives. We believe that rebuilding the broken links across the whole supply chain, from farmer to consumer, is the only way to transform the entire industry. Fashion Revolution brings everyone together to make that happen. Read more

Meet fashion activist Carry Somers! (Part I)

Meet fashion activist Carry Somers! (Part I)

Carry Sommers
Carry Somers is a British designer and social entrepreneur. / Provided by: Fashion Revolution

Fashion Revolution Week has finally arrived, and to celebrate it we have interviewed designer Carry Somers, who co-founded the movement Fashion Revolution together with Orsola de Castro. This global initiative was born when, on 24 April 2013, 1,134 people were killed and over 2,500 were injured when the Rana Plaza building collapsed in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Most of these people were garment workers.

When did you realise there was an urgent need for a change to start taking place within the fashion industry?
Sadly, Rana Plaza was inevitable. There are ever longer supply chains, and a resulting shift in responsibility. However, this was a tragedy that could have taken place in any fast fashion producing country. Rana Plaza happens to be in Bangladesh. What happened reflects a global trend of increased ‘demand’ which feeds the fast fashion supply chain. There have been many improvements in the fashion supply chain since the dust has settled on the Rana Plaza disaster, although it is unfortunate that it has taken a tragedy of this scale to start to bring about change. Read more