𝐉𝐨𝐢𝐧 𝐗𝐑𝐅𝐀 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐚 𝐏𝐎𝐏 𝐔𝐏 𝐆𝐔𝐄𝐑𝐑𝐈𝐋𝐋𝐀 𝐑𝐄𝐏𝐀𝐈𝐑 𝐀𝐂𝐓𝐈𝐎𝐍, 𝐭𝐚𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐩𝐥𝐚𝐜𝐞 𝐨𝐧 𝐎𝐱𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐝 𝐒𝐭𝐫𝐞𝐞𝐭 𝐚𝐭 𝟏.𝟑𝟎 𝐩𝐦 ** 𝑚𝑒𝑒𝑡 𝑝𝑜𝑖𝑛𝑡𝑠 𝑤𝑖𝑙𝑙 𝑏𝑒 𝑟𝑒𝑎𝑙𝑖𝑠𝑒𝑑 𝑠𝑜𝑜𝑛**
𝐖𝐄𝐀𝐑 𝐀 𝐌𝐀𝐒𝐊 𝐀𝐍𝐃 𝐊𝐄𝐄𝐏 𝐒𝐎𝐂𝐈𝐀𝐋 𝐃𝐈𝐒𝐓𝐀𝐍𝐂𝐄𝐒 𝐖𝐈𝐓𝐇𝐈𝐍 𝟐 𝐌𝐄𝐓𝐄𝐑𝐒.
FASHION = ECOCIDE = INJUSTICE
Come along to a Guerilla Repair session and learn a new skill that will help you to repair and remodel items in your wardrobe that you might otherwise discard. Take pride in repairing and personalising your clothes with visible mending techniques that look great and save your old clothes from landfill!
**𝐒𝐓𝐀𝐘 𝐔𝐏𝐃𝐀𝐓𝐄𝐃: https://t.me/joinchat/AAAAAEt015Yq83QN_rJPBA
• 𝐀𝐫𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐚𝐥𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐝𝐲 𝐩𝐚𝐫𝐭 𝐨𝐟 𝐚𝐧 𝐞𝐱𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐫𝐞𝐛𝐞𝐥𝐥𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐚𝐟𝐟𝐢𝐧𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝐠𝐫𝐨𝐮𝐩? (if no, check here - https://extinctionrebellion.uk/act-now/local-groups/
- and contact your local group)
• 𝐇𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐝𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐍𝐕𝐃𝐀 (𝐍𝐨𝐧 𝐕𝐢𝐨𝐥𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐃𝐢𝐫𝐞𝐜𝐭 𝐀𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧) 𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐢𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠? (if no, check this link for online trainings - https://extinctionrebellion.uk/event/nvda-workshop/
• 𝐃𝐨 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐤𝐧𝐨𝐰 𝐰𝐡𝐲 𝐰𝐞 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐫𝐞𝐛𝐞𝐥𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐠? - https://extinctionrebellion.uk/the-truth/the-emergency/
• 𝐃𝐨 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐰𝐚𝐧𝐭 𝐚𝐧 𝐚𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐫𝐨𝐥𝐞? 𝐂𝐎𝐍𝐓𝐀𝐂𝐓 𝐔𝐒 𝐎𝐍: 𝐱𝐫𝐟𝐚𝐬𝐡𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧@𝐠𝐦𝐚𝐢𝐥.𝐜𝐨𝐦
• 𝐇𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐝𝐞𝐬𝐜𝐫𝐢𝐩𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧?
**𝐖𝐇𝐀𝐓 𝐈𝐒 𝐆𝐔𝐄𝐑𝐑𝐈𝐋𝐋𝐀 𝐑𝐄𝐏𝐀𝐈𝐑**
An action that XRFA uses to oppose the fashion industry’s many human, animal and environmental injustices by sharing some creative ways of reducing the overconsumption of fashion. During the action we repair, remake and refashion items of clothing that “business as usual” would discard.
REPAIR - REWEAR - REBEL!
*𝐖𝐇𝐀𝐓 𝐘𝐎𝐔 𝐍𝐄𝐄𝐃 𝐓𝐎 𝐁𝐑𝐈𝐍𝐆** (𝐓𝐡𝐞𝐬𝐞 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐣𝐮𝐬𝐭 𝐬𝐮𝐠𝐠𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬)
• An old T-shirt that you want to upcycle into something new (to make into T-shirt yarn)
• Or an item of clothing that needs repair (jumper or jeans with rips/holes/stains)
• Crochet hooks or knitting needles
• Tennis balls (or similar item) - for learning to darn holes
• Needles, threads, embroidery threads or yarn
• Don’t forget your face covering and hand sanitiser!
**𝐖𝐎𝐑𝐊𝐒𝐇𝐎𝐏 𝐈𝐃𝐄𝐀𝐒** (𝐰𝐞 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐥𝐨𝐨𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐤𝐬𝐡𝐨𝐩 𝐟𝐚𝐜𝐢𝐥𝐢𝐭𝐚𝐭𝐨𝐫𝐬)
• Visible mending (e.g. sashiko, darning with colour)
• Easy crochet or knitting projects with -T-shirt yarn
• Embroidery embellishment/personalisation of garments
•Easy hand-sew alterations (e.g. rehemming trousers)
**𝐖𝐇𝐘 𝐅𝐀𝐒𝐇𝐈𝐎𝐍 𝐈𝐍𝐃𝐔𝐒𝐓𝐑𝐘**
• The fashion industry currently produces around 10% of all humanity's carbon emissions, more than all international flights and maritime shipping combined. 𝑤𝑤𝑤.𝑒𝑙𝑙𝑒𝑛𝑚𝑎𝑐𝑎𝑟𝑡ℎ𝑢𝑟𝑓𝑜𝑢𝑛𝑑𝑎𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛.𝑜𝑟𝑔
• If the fashion industry continues on its current trajectory its emissions are predicted to increase by around 50% by 2030, despite the current levels of CO2 in our environment already exceeding what is considered a safe limit by scientists. 𝑤𝑤𝑤.𝑒𝑙𝑙𝑒𝑛𝑚𝑎𝑐𝑎𝑟𝑡ℎ𝑢𝑟𝑓𝑜𝑢𝑛𝑑𝑎𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛.𝑜𝑟𝑔
• It is one of the largest consumers of the world's water supply, pollutes the oceans with chemicals and micro-plastics and poses a serious threat to biodiversity through land use and habitat loss. According to the latest Living Planet Index the earth has already witnessed a 60% decline in biodiversity in the last 40 years. 𝑤𝑤𝑤.𝑤𝑜𝑟𝑙𝑑𝑤𝑖𝑙𝑑𝑙𝑖𝑓𝑒.𝑜𝑟𝑔/𝑝𝑎𝑔𝑒𝑠/𝑙𝑖𝑣𝑖𝑛𝑔-𝑝𝑙𝑎𝑛𝑒𝑡-𝑟𝑒𝑝𝑜𝑟𝑡-2018
Humanity simply cannot afford to continue down this destructive path. The fashion industry urgently needs to clean up its act. Currently the cost of staying “on trend” is having disastrous implications for our planet, but it doesn’t have to be this way.
𝐅𝐀𝐒𝐇𝐈𝐎𝐍 𝐈𝐒 𝐅𝐔𝐂𝐊𝐄𝐃
• It is estimated that over 800,000 tonnes of discarded textile waste annually in the UK. ℎ𝑡𝑡𝑝𝑠://𝑝𝑢𝑏𝑙𝑖𝑐𝑎𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛𝑠.𝑝𝑎𝑟𝑙𝑖𝑎𝑚𝑒𝑛𝑡.𝑢𝑘/𝑝𝑎/𝑐𝑚201719/𝑐𝑚𝑠𝑒𝑙𝑒𝑐𝑡/𝑐𝑚𝑒𝑛𝑣𝑎𝑢𝑑/1952/𝑟𝑒𝑝𝑜𝑟𝑡-𝑓𝑖𝑙𝑒𝑠/195207.ℎ𝑡𝑚
• The equivalent of one garbage truck of textiles is landfilled or incinerated every second, contributing to CO2 emissions and therefore the increase of global warming. ℎ𝑡𝑡𝑝𝑠://𝑤𝑤𝑤.𝑒𝑙𝑙𝑒𝑛𝑚𝑎𝑐𝑎𝑟𝑡ℎ𝑢𝑟𝑓𝑜𝑢𝑛𝑑𝑎𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛.𝑜𝑟𝑔/𝑎𝑠𝑠𝑒𝑡𝑠/𝑑𝑜𝑤𝑛𝑙𝑜𝑎𝑑𝑠/𝑝𝑢𝑏𝑙𝑖𝑐𝑎𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛𝑠/𝐴-𝑁𝑒𝑤-𝑇𝑒𝑥𝑡𝑖𝑙𝑒𝑠-𝐸𝑐𝑜𝑛𝑜𝑚𝑦_𝐹𝑢𝑙𝑙-𝑅𝑒𝑝𝑜𝑟𝑡_𝑈𝑝𝑑𝑎𝑡𝑒𝑑_1-12-17.𝑝𝑑𝑓
• The Western world now consumes 400% more textiles than we did just 20 years ago and this drastic upward curve is predicted to continue. ℎ𝑡𝑡𝑝𝑠://𝑐𝑑𝑛.𝑓𝑟𝑖𝑒𝑛𝑑𝑠𝑜𝑓𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑒𝑎𝑟𝑡ℎ.𝑢𝑘/𝑠𝑖𝑡𝑒𝑠/𝑑𝑒𝑓𝑎𝑢𝑙𝑡/𝑓𝑖𝑙𝑒𝑠/𝑑𝑜𝑤𝑛𝑙𝑜𝑎𝑑𝑠/𝑜𝑣𝑒𝑟𝑐𝑜𝑛𝑠𝑢𝑚𝑝𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛.𝑝𝑑𝑓
In order to meet this demand 100 billion pieces of clothing are produced every year to keep fashion cheap is resulting in millions of garment workers suffering under modern slavery. https://cleanclothes.org/fashions-problems/waste-and-pollution
𝐖𝐎𝐍’𝐓 𝐖𝐄𝐀𝐑 𝐈𝐍𝐉𝐔𝐒𝐓𝐈𝐂𝐄
G20 countries imported $127 billion fashion garments identified as at-risk products of modern slavery. (2018) https://www.globalslaveryindex.org
The ILO estimates that 170 million children are engaged in child labour, with many making textiles and garments to satisfy the demand of consumers in Europe, the US and other countries. http://www.ilo.org/wcmsp5/groups/public/---ed_norm/---ipec/documents/publication/wcms_221513.pdf
Slavery in the fashion industry can exist at various stages of the supply chain: from harvesting and processing the raw material to assembling the garment and modelling the final product.
Workers are often forced to operate in dangerous conditions for a grossly substandard living wage.
Although ‘fast fashion’ is most commonly targeted for its heavy reliance on sweatshop labour and processes that cause ecological damage, it should be acknowledged that these practices exist across the industry from budget to luxury fashion. In fact, it is not uncommon to find workers in the same factory producing both designer garments and their high street imitations. Most luxury brands simply do not publish sufficient information about their environmental policies or provide any evidence of a commitment to ensuring that their workforce receives a living wage or safe working conditions.
We believe that fashion at all levels should take responsibility for ensuring that the supply chain is free from human, animal and planetary exploitation.
𝐍𝐎𝐓 𝐁𝐔𝐘𝐈𝐍𝐆 𝐓𝐇𝐈𝐒 𝐁𝐔𝐋𝐋𝐒𝐇𝐈𝐓
Fashion giants have introduced more ‘eco-friendly’ textiles like organic cotton and circulose into their latest collections. However this strategy of misrepresentation, dubbed as ‘green-washing’, presents its own set of problems.
Consumers are being encouraged to believe that such garments are free from environmental exploitation and ‘guilt-free’. In reality, any clothing produced on such a mass scale can never be truly sustainable. The problems that really need addressing are overproduction and overconsumption, which are only being swept under the rug by green washing.
** 𝐃𝐎𝐖𝐍𝐋𝐎𝐀𝐃 𝐇𝐄𝐑𝐄 𝐓𝐇𝐄 𝐏𝐋𝐀𝐂𝐀𝐑𝐃𝐒: soon...
** 𝐇𝐄𝐑𝐄 𝐒𝐎𝐌𝐄 𝐈𝐍𝐒𝐏𝐈𝐑𝐀𝐓𝐈𝐎𝐍 𝐓𝐎 𝐌𝐀𝐊𝐄 𝐘𝐎𝐔𝐑 𝐎𝐖𝐍 𝐏𝐋𝐀𝐂𝐀𝐑𝐃:
𝐓𝐨 𝐤𝐧𝐨𝐰 𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐯𝐢𝐬𝐢𝐭: 𝐰𝐰𝐰.𝐱𝐫𝐟𝐚𝐬𝐡𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧.𝐜𝐨𝐦
𝐎𝐮𝐫 𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐟𝐢𝐥𝐞𝐬: @𝐱𝐫𝐟𝐚𝐬𝐡𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 @𝐭𝐞𝐱𝐭𝐢𝐥𝐞𝐫𝐞𝐛𝐞𝐥𝐥𝐢𝐨𝐧
𝐂𝐚𝐦𝐩𝐚𝐢𝐠𝐧 𝐭𝐨 𝐟𝐨𝐥𝐥𝐨𝐰: @𝐱𝐫.𝐛𝐨𝐲𝐜𝐨𝐭𝐭𝐟𝐚𝐬𝐡𝐢𝐨𝐧 @𝐫𝐞𝐦𝐚𝐤𝐞𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐥𝐝
• PANDEMIC OR NOT ‘SUSTAINABLE’ FASHION BRANDS ARE STILL IGNORING THE EXPLOITATION OF THOUSANDS OF GARMENT WORKERS.
• LUXURY’S HIDDEN INDIAN SUPPLY CHAIN
• DID ‘SLAVE LABOR’ MAKE YOUR DESIGN BAG? NEW REPORT FINDS LUXURY BRANDS LIKE PRADA, FENDI AND DIOR RANK AMONG THE WORST RETAILERS FOR PROTECTING WORKERS FROM EXPLOITATION.
• THE HIGH COST OF HIGH FASHION
• HOW ETHICAL ARE HAUTE COUTURE BRANDS
• H&M ACCUSED OF ‘GREENWASHING’ OVER PLANS TO MAKE CLOTHES FROM SUSTAINABLE FABRIC