Have you ever imagined what life is like for factory owners in the fashion industry?
Are you ready for a new spin on Fashion Week?
The Fashion Revolution keeps spinning this week and we’re excited to watch it go.
Spend Some Time in Their Shoes
A few weeks ago we talked about the documentary True Cost. This week the ethical fashion movement moves from the screen to the stage. World Factory was an immersive theater experience that wrapped up in London last week. During its’ run, the play brought audience members into the other side of fast fashion by casting them as owners of fictitious Chinese factories. Amidst the show’s videos and monologues, the audience members had to make all of the typical decisions factory owners must, weighing human lives against the need for rapid production.
We spend a lot of time focusing on the lives affected by fast fashion—the workers who earn painfully little pay and work in deplorable conditions. But World Factory sheds light on another player in this arena and, in doing so, helps us all see what a complicated web the fashion industry has created. As audience members learned, doing the right thing isn’t always easy. But we still have to do it.
Goodbye Fashion Week. Hello Eco and Ethical Fashion Week
Of course, Fashion Week isn’t going anywhere. And although it has been tiptoeing it’s way towards including sustainable and ethical clothing, we’re excited to see groundbreaking spinoffs on the rise. Check out the trends at New Zeland Eco Fashion Week, and indulge in the buzz surrounding the upcoming Ethical Fashion Show Berlin.
Written by Tricia Mirchandani. Tricia is a mother of two, a freelance writer and the blogger behind Raising Humans. Her words have appeared on the Huffington Post, Washington Post, SheKnows, and in Pregnancy and Newborn magazine. She tells stories because sharing words can make the world a better place.