Fashion Revolution

Bridport Fashion Revolution

Clothing and fashion is a massive industry, with a carbon footprint greater than aviation and shipping combined. From fields where GM cotton is sprayed with Roundup and 30% of the worlds use of pesticides; to workers toiling in sweatshops at minimum wages, under unsafe conditions; to the customer who will wear them on average ten times and then send them mostly to landfill. This is a dirty industry. We can change our habits - there is hope if we choose differently: choose to buy quality & consume less, to recycle and to repurpose, to love and hold on to our choices, to choose sustainable, ethically produced clothes with clear supply lines.
We are running nine events, as well as school assemblies and displays in charity shops. Click on the
thumbnail below to view the flyers, and scroll down for details of each event.

Thurs 13 Feb, 7.30, Bridport Town Hall,
Free entry
To coincide with the start of London Fashion Week, we launch our campaign with an evening of presentations, film and discussions on why we need to rethink our choice, use and disposal of what we wear.
  • Our keynote speaker will be Gloria Davies-Coates from Fashion Revolution. This organisation to was set up in wake of the Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh, which killed over 1000 garment workers. Their aim is to unite people and organisations work together towards radically changing the way our clothes are source, produced and consumed. Our clothing should be made in a safe, clean and fair way. #whomademyclothes.
  • Sue Fairley, Head of Sustainability at New Look, will give a presentation on how they ensure their supply chain is transparent and sustainable.
  • Celia Marsh will be introducing Boomerang Bags, made from recycled cotton at the Bridport Community Shed
Free entry, retiring collection for costs. Drinks at the bar.
Click here for flyer

This is a story about clothing. It’s about the clothes we wear, the people who make them and the impact it’s having on our world. The price of clothing has been decreasing for decades, while the human and environmental costs have grown dramatically.
The True Cost is a groundbreaking new documentary film that pulls back the curtain on an unseen part of our world and asks us each to consider, who pays the price for our clothing?
Filmed in countries all over the world, from the brightest runways to the darkest slums, and featuring interviews with the world’s leading influencers including Stella McCartney, Livia Firth, Vandana Shiva and many more, The True Cost is an unprecedented project that invites us on an eye-opening journey into the lives of the many people and places behind our clothes.
More details here.  Watch the trailer here.

Create a Fashion Revolution 'love story'. No one can replace the beautiful jacket that your grandmother wore and gave to you. Or that leather jacket you found while travelling somewhere special. Rather than buying new, we want people to fall back in love with their clothes, care for them longer, and take a stand against fast fashion that ends up in landfill. This is an evening to share a story, or write a love letter about a piece of clothing which means a lot to you, over cocktails and cake. Free entry, but you will have to reserve your tickets at Eventbrite from this link. or

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