Today is Fashion Revolution Day-April 24! If you haven’t heard of it already it’s a global campaign to raise awareness and standards in the fashion industry after the horrible factory tragedy in Bangladesh that took the lives of over 1000 garment workers and injured many more. I’ve taken the fashion revolution pledge over at Things for Boys– go sign up! Also check out Behind the Hedgerow’s post!
One of the reasons I started sewing my own clothes was so I could choose more eco-friendly materials and know where & how my clothes are being made. It’s really important to me try to purchase materials that are fair trade, organic, sustainable & most importantly ethically made.
The purpose of wearing our garments Inside Out today is to encourage the fashion industry to increase transparency and to get us thinking about where our garments are made. My mostly handmade outfit for today is a partly new make. A Grainline tiny tee tank ( I’ll be blogging about it next week) made from a repurposed World Market curtain, the material is made in India, and my favorite organic skirt- my naturally dyed flared wave skirt– which was sourced through Near Sea Naturals. I’m also wearing a tank top underneath that is from Old Navy and made in Indonesia. Sorry the pics aren’t better- last-minute and indoors. My top looks pretty good as it has bound edges and my skirt is finished pretty well so I don’t look like a train wreck! I’m wearing what I had planned to wear today anyway- I totally forgot today was the day until I saw some other blog posts this morning.
Today when someone asks: Who Made Your Clothes- I can happily say Me!