The Flintoff Interviews: Who Made Your Clothes with Wendy Gilley

In just under two months, the first ever Fashion Revolution Day will take place. The 24th April 2013 saw the collapse of the Rana Plaza factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh. 1133 people were killed. The injured and the relatives of those who died continue to suffer, not least because many still await compensation. Millions more world-wide risk their lives each day working in the garment industry.

Fashion Revolution Day is an opportunity to find out how fashion can be used as a 'force for good'. To do this, the team behind the day are asking one simple question: 

Fashion Revolution Day, a global ethical fashion campaign with the theme Who Made Your Clothes

At our Sew It Forward event in December, we teamed up with writer, coach and Fashion Revolution board member John-Paul Flintoff to film ‘Who Made Your Clothes’ interviews with some of our attendees. The first interviewee, Wendy Gilley has already volunteered to share her sewing skills at a few of our events, and was happy to share the story of her clothes with John-Paul:

In support of Fashion Revolution Day we will be posting more of the interviews on the site in the run up to the 24th April. Please do leave comments below, as we would love to hear what you think about the interviews, and don’t forget to tell us who made your clothes too. We will also have more details about our plans for the day on the blog over the coming weeks.

There are events going on across the world on 24th April, so to find out more, see what’s happening in your area or plan your own event visit www.fashionrevolution.org.

In fact, you can help spread awareness of Fashion Revolution now by wearing an item of clothing inside out, photographing it and then sharing it, along with its story and the hashtag on Twitter.

Thank you Wendy for sharing the story of who made your clothes!

Fashion Revolution Day, a global ethical fashion campaign with the theme Who Made Your Clothes

Image credit (above)
Photographer: Keiron O'Connor
Model: Remi Black
Shirt: Komodo
Jeans Katharine Hamnett
Stylist: Stevie Westgarth
Make-up: Jo Frost
Hair: Eliot Bsilla

Image credit (top)
Photographer: Keiron O'Connor
Model: Eveline at Supa Model Management
Shirt: Arthur and Henry
Pullover: From Somewhere
Sunglasses: General eyewear
Stylist: Stevie Westgarth
Make-up: Jo Frost
Hair: Eliot Bsilla

Filming: Tim Ridley

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