#whomademyclothes: The Fashion Revolution continues

As Fashion Revolution Week draws to a close, it does not mean our efforts in working towards sustainable fashion stop here.

By Kimberly Kiong


As Fashion Revolution Week draws to a close, it does not mean our efforts in working towards sustainable fashion stop here.

Fashion Revolution Week started with the Rana Plaza tragedy. On April 24, 2013,  over 1,100 garment workers in Bangladesh were killed and over 2,200 were wounded when Rana Plaza collapsed due to structural failures.  It definitely made everyone start to ponder about origins of the clothes we so comfortably take our #ootds in.  Many people glaze over the manufacturing processes of their garments simply because it does not affect them in the short term. What they also overlook is the fact that ethically made clothing will bring us a long way, away from unjust wages, hazardous working environments and environmental degradation.

Since then, many fashion labels have stepped up to support sustainable fashion and fair trade. Here are some labels we admire from our own little red dot and Asia.

 

Matter

MATTER is a socially motivated business focusing on affordable luxury, thoughtful design and provenance to create travel wear with stories to tell. Their mission is threefold – to foster designer-artisan collaborations, inspire consumers to value provenance and process, and pioneer industry change and sustainability for rural textile communities.

Find out more here:

https://matterprints.com

 

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Project Coal

Project Coal focuses on the exploration and experimentation with natural dyeing, textiles, art and objects. Offering an array of thoughtfully created and curated products that exist amongst the modern and natural world, Project Coal seeks to convey a sense of subtleness, sophistication and modernity.

Find out more here:

http://www.projectcoal.com

 

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Diadem candles

Diadem candles are hand poured and made of 100% natural soy wax with cotton lead-free wicks or wooden wicks. Soy wax is longer lasting and cleaner-burning than paraffin wax; this means their candles are longer burning with no toxins being thrown into the air you breathe. The reduction in soot results in a purer, healthier air quality in your home.

Find out more here:

https://www.diademcandles.com

 

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Amado Gudek

Designed and handcrafted in Singapore, Amado Gudek uses eco-friendly bioresins and other mixed media. As opposed to traditional resins that are composed primarily of petroleum-based materials, bioresins contain biobased renewable materials sourced as co-products or from waste streams of other industrial processes, such as wood pulp and bio-fuels production. This reduces environmental impact through a significant reduction in CO2 and greenhouse gas emissions from processing, eliminating harmful byproducts and reducing power and water consumption. Every piece is made by hand from scratch, no two are alike – giving each piece its own unique character.

Find out more here:

https://amadogudek.com

 

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Revolutionising Fashion

There will be a panel discussion about creating impactful sustainable brands.  Learn more and understand the journeys and stories of the founders of August Society, Etrican, Taikensonzai and Twin Within in an interactive discussion.  Participate in a Natural Dye workshop by Project Coal  and learn a traditional but efficient technique which could help you upcycle and create your own unique products.

Date:

30 April 2017 (Sun)

2pm-6pm

Venue:

442 Orchard Road

Trehaus Co-work, #03-01

Singapore 238879

Ticket available on peatix (http://peatix.com/event/255514/view)

Panel – SGD 15 (Free for students)

Panel + workshop – SGD 45 (Special student price – SGD 35)

Workshop only – SGD 35

***For students – Use the discount code whomademyclothes here (alternatively, you can show your Student ID at the event)