Who made your clothes?

As today is Fashion Revolution day, we bring you an inspiring talk and look into the work of Dilys Williams and the Centre for Sustainable Fashion. The annual event marking the tragic happenings at Rana Plaza in 2013 that prompted global outrage, and a demand to change the way we think about, and participate in fashion. The campiagn encourages designers, brands and shoppers to team up and promote a better, transparent fashion industry – one that values its workers and the environment.

Inspiring us all to pave the way for better practice in the fashion industry is Dilys Williams from the Centre for Sustainable Fashion (CSF). Dedicated to stressing the importance of fashion in communities, the CSF aim to decipher and challenge typical fashion culture, utilizing its reach to promote more sustainable and ethical business practices within the industry. Using the minds of world leading researchers, designers, educators and communicators, they create pioneering research and target businesses and governments to promote change.

In the video below Dilys Williams presents at “Transparency and The Future of Retail” – a Provenance event we hosted with the Open Knowledge Foundation at the Hub Westminster last year.

Get involved with Fashion Revolution day on Twitter, using #whomademyclothes and #FashRev, and join Provenance to find fashion-positive makers you can support.

For more intelligence talks on open product data, supply chain transparency and conscious consumption check out our Mixcloud account or the Provenance News site.

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If you’d rather listen on the go, check out the full talk on our Mixcloud!