Highly Commended – Fashion Revolution Scotland
The Scottish parliament has highly commended Fashion Revolution Scotland (FRS) for its successful campaign during Fashion Revolution Week between 19th – 25th April 2021. The commendation was submitted by Monica Lennon, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, and supported by Sarah Boyack, Katy Clark, Kenneth Gibson, Richard Leonard, Fulton MacGregor, Rona Mackay, Carol Mochan, Collette Stevenson and Paul Sweeney
Like other Fashion Revolution groups created around the globe, the Scottish team formed following the Rana Plaza industrial disaster in Bangladesh in April 2013 which killed 1,138 people and injured more than 2,500 others. Many of the clothes made at Rana Plaza were for well-known brands found on many a Scottish high street. FRS highlighted the issues involved with fashion production today and that the majority of the Rana Plaza victims were young women.
Throughout the week the activists encouraged individuals to reflect on who made their clothes using #whomademyclothes hashtag on social media, and raised public awareness about the systemic social and environmental challenges facing the global fashion industry, and considers that everyone must act to recognise the impact of clothes, end what it sees as a throwaway culture and accelerate the transition to a circular economy.
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