Fashion Revolution Week 2020
Hello, my stylish friends! In light of Fashion Revolution Week, I wanted to write a blog post about my thrifted jeans, which I then upcycled, and how the NGO honors the Raza Plaza collapse amid a crisis. As COVID-19 prevails, retailers cancel orders and dismiss worker contracts by applying force majeure. Though our priorities shift around the pandemic, garment workers should still have a say as they continue to make clothes for our disposal. During these unprecedented times, let’s use the internet to pressure retailers to answer why they deprive workers of rights amid a crisis.
As we continue to social distance ourselves, students and professionals worldwide are hosting virtual webinars and interactive sessions to shine a light on the 2013 tragedy in Bangladesh. Unfortunately, many of the issues have carried on in 2020. Moreover, the pandemic further disrupted supply chains and thus leaves workers working with neither factory supervision nor suffice wages. As a Fashion Revolution student ambassador, my goal is to encourage people to listen to workers. As we respond to COVID-19, I hope for us to pressure brands to follow their financial obligations instead of applying force majeure.
Years ago, I received these jeans second-hand from a friend; it wasn’t until this past February that I decided to add fringe for sorority recruitment.
The fringing took me around two-three hours. After cutting slits all around the ankles, I used tweezers to distress the denim. Finally, I used my thread scissors to finish the straggling pieces. It also helps to throw the jeans in the dryer to roughen the texture.
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