Right now we’re wrapping up Fashion Revolution week, the week of the year where we acknowledge and honor the 1,138 lives lost and the additional 2,500 injured on April 24th, 2013. These workers were sewing and making our clothes when the building of the Rana Plaza of Bangladesh collapsed. It was the fourth largest industrial disaster in history. And where were you? Do you remember what you thought when you found out the news? Are you just now finding out about it?
This is why there’s a call for a Fashion Revolution. For too long, our clothes have been made by people so far removed from our minds and in conditions that you or I wouldn’t step foot in. To have a real Fashion Revolution, it’s going to take a lot of people like you and me doing some pretty radical things. Take our quiz and see how Fashion Radical you are! Plus, you might get some other ideas.
Give yourself 1 point for each true statement about yourself.
You might be a Fashion Revolutionary if….
Now for your results...
If you scored 0-5 points…
You are as mainstream as it gets. You probably have a closet overflowing with clothes, some still with the tags, but yet on a daily basis you find yourself with nothing to wear. Garment makers will never be paid or treated fairly if the demand for new clothing in the latest trends continues to go through the roof. Consider falling in love with the clothes you already bought. You loved them enough in the store to bring them home, now love them enough to bring them outside your closet. Consider speaking out to your favorite brands. Since you are such a loyal customer, you will have more leverage when you ask your favorite brands #WhoMadeMyClothes.
You probably are just now learning about the perils of the Fashion Industry and are ready to step up your fair fashion game. Right now your closet might be full of clothing that you’ve only worn once, but it doesn’t always have to be that way. It’s time to fall in love with your clothes again. And while you’re checking out your favorite pieces, be sure to ask your favorite brands #WhoMadeMyClothes. And when you need new, opt for ethical businesses that put people first!
You have thought about the things around you beyond just their price tag, kudos to you! You’re right on track to be a full on Fashion Revolutionary! Maybe it’s time to take it a step further. Learn to repair your favorites before passing them to someone else. Upcycle your old clothing. You’re already probably buying quality over quantity and natural fibers over synthetics, but have you considered supporting shops and organizations that are making strides in the fight for ethical fashion?
You are a Fashion Revolutionary! Congratulations! Did you just take this quiz to see how awesome you are? No judgement if you did. Obviously you are well informed and your actions align with your heart, but are you encouraging friends to come alongside you? We can’t do this alone. Tell a friend about why you choose the clothes you do.
Learn more and get involved at https://www.fashionrevolution.org/ *
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*This quiz and blog post is inspired by FashionRevolution.org, but is not sponsored in any way by the good folks at Fashion Revolution.
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