This year our upcycling social enterprise Rags to Riches is taking part in the worldwide campaign Fashion Revolution. With its brand of workshops and products, they consistently aim to highlight the plight that waste has on our environment and its effect on climate change.
The number of garments produced annually has doubled since 2000 and exceeded 100 billion for the first time in 2014. An estimated 92 million tons of textile waste is created annually from the fashion industry. Shockingly, every second, the equivalent of one garbage truck of textiles is landfilled or burned globally.
Fashion Revolution was founded in the wake of the Rana Plaza disaster in 2013, when a building with a garment factory in Bangladesh collapsed killing over 1,000 people and injuring 2,500.
Fashion Revolution has become the world’s largest fashion activism movement, mobilising citizens, industry and policymakers through our research, education and advocacy work.
So to take action, get involved and join the conversation.
Rags to Riches is running the following events:
Who Made your Clothes?
Zoom Discussion with Gail Power Design
Monday 19th April -8pm
Join the conversation and hear about Gail’s journey as a textile upcycler and tutor. Get inspiration, tips and tricks to create an upcycled garment to enter in our competition.
Did You Make Your Clothes?
Upcycled Fashion Competition
Deadline Sunday 25th April – 5pm
Take part in our upcycled garment competition, use tools and materials you have in the house to create a spectacular, showstopper upcycled garment and win a fabulous prize.
Rags to Riches Big Zero Waste Market
Saturday 1st May – 11 am to 4pm
The winning 3 garments will be showcased at the Deep End during our Big Zero Waste Market.