Fashion Revolution — Why the real revolution should be the decolonization of the fashion industry
Fashion Revolution week has recently come to an end for another year and I can’t help but feel annoyed at the whole ‘revolution’ thing. Don’t get me wrong, I love Fashion Revolution week and all that it stands for.
I just don’t think it’s…well…revolutionary.
You want a revolution you say? The most revolutionary act we can participate in as fashion lovers, designers, and brands is the long-overdue decolonization of the Fashion industry.
We’re staring into the face of a giant of an industry whose very foundations are rooted in colonial values, and if we hope to continue to call this planet home for many generations to come then we’re going to have to do a hell of a lot better than just ask brands ‘who made my clothes?’.