What to expect from Brighton Fashion Revolution Week 2018

Brighton Fashion Revolution Week has crept up on us rather quickly this year! It feels like only yesterday that we were sat in the Blue Man's basement listening to a panel that looked at the creation of our clothes, and hosting a panel at the ONCA gallery focusing on how we can dress more sustainably. 

Not to mention all the parties and workshops that were hosted by the leaders of the ethical and sustainable fashion here in Brighton, Revival Collective!

It gives us great joy and excitement to see that this year's Brighton Fashion Revolution Week has been filled with even more fun by the Revival Collective crew. As was the aim of last year, they've curated a week of events to celebrate ethical and sustainable fashion, and help raise awareness of the ethical issues and lack of transparency within the fashion industry.

Brighton Fashion Revolution Week - Revival Collective

So, what is Fashion Revolution?

Fashion Revolution Week is an annual campaign set up by  Fashion Revolution, an organisation that unites people on a global level in order to make changes towards greater transparency within the garment industry. Their mission is to construct a fashion industry which ‘values people, the environment and creativity and profits in equal measure’ and they strongly believe that it’s everyone’s responsibility to ensure that this happens. 

And, who are Revival Collective?

Revival Collective are an ethical and sustainable fashion, beauty and lifestyle online magazine and conscious collective, founded by Hermione and Harriet in 2016. Their aim is to raise awareness about the ethical and environmental issues surrounding the fashion world and make conscious living as accessible as possible. Using Revival Collective as a creative platform to inform and inspire, they share Fashion Revolution’s vision that creative expression through fashion, beauty and lifestyle can and should have only positive impacts on the world. 

And they're part of Brighton Girl, too!

What have they got planned for Brighton Fashion Revolution Week?

They’ve teamed up with organisations and like-minded members of the local community to bring you the second year of Brighton Fashion Revolution Week - a week of events that have been created with the aim to engage with the Brighton community, and as a platform to inspire and emphasise that the current industry has got to change.

wake up and workshop brighton fashion revolution week

What are Revival Collective most excited about?

It's pretty hard to pick, but they've noted an event highlight as their ‘Wake Up & Workshop’ - a day of drop-in creative workshops following the themes of create, upcycle and repair, with an aim to bring people together to challenge the fast fashion industry.

This is happening on Sunday (29th April) at One Church, Gloucester Place, from 11am - 4pm!

Workshops include...

  • ‘Not Your Grannies’ Panties,’ an underwear upcycling workshop with Ugly Girls Club
  • ’Craftivist Zine Making’ with Georgia Lewis and El Chambers
  • ‘Mini Banner Making’ with Lucy Hetherington
  •  ‘Repair and Alterations for Beginners’ with Shirley Eborn, Alice Collinge and others.

All workshops will use off cuts and second hand materials to encourage participants of all ages to get creative, take a stand against the current fashion industry and show people how to lengthen the life of their clothes.

Local vegan food caterers Cactus Kitchen Gals will also have a pop up where they will be serving delicious vegan food.

Full list of Brighton Fashion Revolution Week Events

Tue 24th:  ‘Meet The Maker’ at the Fair Shop, a full day of video, talks and stories about the people that make and create the products, and discounts across the store.

Fri 27th: ‘Clothes Swap Party’ at Marwoods

Sat 28th: ‘Fashion Revolution Pop Up Shop’ at Artista Cafe and Gallery where you’ll have the opportunity to meet local designers and purchase beautifully designed ethical, sustainable and handmade fashion, beauty and jewellery. 

‘Upcycling, Refashion and Repairs Workshop’ at Sew Fabulous

‘Fashion Youth Revolution: Street Art Installation’ at the Open Market. 

Sun 29th: ‘Wake Up & Workshop’ at The One Church

We wish the Revival Collective girls our biggest love and support for their week of events! And can't wait to get clothes swapping on Friday and joining then in the fashion revolution movement!