First Ethical Fashion show – Fashion Revolution Day
We are today writing about a most important event for us, the fist ethical fashion show, which took place last Thursday (April 24th, 2014) in the Palau Robert Gardens.
This show had been organised by the Ethical Fashion Association of Barcelona, within the Fashion Revolution Day agenda.
The Fashion Revolution Day commemorates on the international scale the terrible accident of the Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh, which was responsible for the death of 1,133 people. Remembering this day means remembering its victims and their relatives, and protesting against working conditions in textile factories.
We were one of the last brands to join the event because we had to finish the samples. After we realised that we had enough time, we got in touch with the association thanks to Gema Gomez from Slow Fashion Spain platform. It was a bit late but they accepted us. How lucky we have been!
Through these three shows we were able to display a wide perspective of what ethical fashion is to more than 2,000 spectators. Everyone could find something to its liking : casual, original, elegant, flimsy orchic clothing, for women, for men, accessories…
In the latest days, the organisation emerged with the very judicious idea of providing the designers with placards. We expressed in a few words what our work represented: local production, without toxic substance, eco-friendly or recycled materials, respectful of the environment, of labour rights, rational use of water, clean industry, handcrafted materials…
The show was not planned as a commercial event, there was no sale expectations, it was only designed to voice who we are and what we stand for.
The organisation of this show was incredible; all collaborators were volunteers who worked against the clock. By the end of the day, there was a feeling of great success, all of us, working side by side, had managed to give life to a Fashion Revolution Day !
Miu Sutin presented three looks. We want to thank our friend Mireia from hat2toe for lending us a Pamela hat and handcrafted flowers, and Amparo for her jewellery from her brand Cuatro Limones, of course hand-made as well.