Last week SHOWstudio and Somerset House teamed up to bring you a live discussion panel on the topic of sustainable fashion. The panel featured a plethora of ethical fashion experts, including Dilys Williams and Renee Cuoco from Centre for Sustainable Fashion, The North Circular's Katherine Poulton, jeweler Michelle Lowe-Holder and Abigail Murray of Designer Jumble and was chaired by our own Lou Stoppard. In honour of today's Fashion Revolution cause, the panel discussed the issues around sustainable fashion, from production to consumption, in an inspiring and passionate debate. 'Fashion is political. Every time we get dressed we are making a political expression of our place in this world' Dilys Williams emphasized.
This is the first Fashion Revolution Day to be celebrated, in recognition of the collapse of the Rana Plaza factory complex.
'On 24th April last year, 1133 people were killed and over 2500 were injured when the Rana Plaza factory complex collapsed in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Social and environmental catastrophes in our fashion supply chains continue. Fashion Revolution Day says enough is enough.'
Get involved, and find out more about the issues with the on demand footage from the panel!