Recommended Reading for Fashion Revolution Week 2020

Hello and welcome back everyone! Tomorrow (Monday 20th April) sees the start of this years Fashion Revolution Week – a week of heightened awareness for the unsustainable and exploiting practices within the textiles and garment industry, running over the anniversary of the Rana Plaza Factory collapse (Friday 24th) that took place in 2013.

Rana Plaza Factory Collapse, 2013.
Image sourced from http://www.businessoffashion.com

I have been passionate about sustainable fashion for some years now after discovering it was one of the most polluting industries in the world, and seeing the news of the Rana Plaza disaster. How, in the name of vanity, can we, as consumers, continue to poison our fellow humans and our home with our wardrobe? Because that is what it boils down to. Poison.

Often, the scale of the issue overwhelms me. In the past I’ve struggled to get out of bed in the morning. I have found the most support over the last few years through reading (there’s a surprise!). There are some incredible people out there shedding a light, no. A searchlight on aspects of the fashion industry – the bad but also the good things that are evolving too. It’s important to remain positive and excited about these advances, however small. It’s all progress and if we don’t – the bad is suffocating.

So, this week I am tweeting a book recommendation on my twitter account @MegReadz for every day of the week, totalling 7 of the most eye-opening and inspirational books I have read over the last few years on this topic, and hopefully introducing you to some incredible people along the way. Please do hop on over and hit follow on my account so you don’t miss any!

If you want to read more about Fashion Revolution Week, check out their website – http://www.fashionrevolution.org and YouTube account – ‘Fashion Revolution’. They are both well worth a look.

Knowledge is power.

Meg Readz xx

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