Campaigning for industry transparency
Rana Plaza placed greater scrutiny on the global fashion industry and exposed how a lack of transparency costs lives.
Since 2013, Fashion Revolution has campaigned tirelessly with citizens, brands and policymakers to demand greater accountability and to fight for industry-wide transparency.
First launched in 2017, the Global Fashion Transparency Index is one tool that Fashion Revolution has developed to help bring about systemic change in the industry.
The Index is an annual review of 250 of the world’s largest brands and retailers ranked according to what information they disclose about their social and environmental policies, practices and impacts, in their operations and supply chain.
Transparency levels have increased over the last five years. In 2017, just 32% of 100 brands reviewed disclosed their first tier manufacturing lists. In 2022, 48% of 250 brands reviewed disclose their first tier manufacturing lists but only 4% of brands are disclosing whether their garment workers earn a living wage.
10 years after Rana Plaza, there is still much to be done and our Manifesto provides the building blocks for revolutionising the fashion industry.
Manifesto for a Fashion Revolution
Back in 2018, Fashion Revolution created a 10-point manifesto that solidifies its vision for a global fashion industry that conserves and restores the environment and values people over growth and profit.
Since then, over 14,500 people around the world have signed their name in support of turning this vision into a reality.
The Global Network of Fashion Revolutionaries in 75 countries is bringing people together to sign the Manifesto and to act on their chosen points.
The Fashion Revolution Week programme is a celebration of global responses to the Manifesto and will showcase the events and projects the Global Network is planning to bring the Manifesto to life.
The last five days of Fashion Revolution Week (25-29) are themed around two complementary Manifesto points each, to zoom in on global solutions and inspire local action.
Get involved in Fashion Revolution
Anyone can be a Fashion Revolutionary; it starts with a simple dialogue about the impact our clothes are having on people and planet.
To mark the start of Fashion Revolution Week on 22 April, the Fashion Revolution Map will be launched to encourage and capture these conversations.
Developed by Talk Climate Change, the Map will serve as a global forum to reflect on the week’s themes and events, using the Manifesto as a talking point.
Here, you can share what you discussed with your peers and explore the discussions of other Fashion Revolutionaries worldwide. Submissions will be spotlighted in daily roundups across social media; contribute to the map and make your voice heard.
Whether you’re a student, designer, producer, brand, retailer, educator, maker, union member or citizen, sign the Manifesto here and share your reason why.
Think global, act local – click here to find your country team and support their upcoming Fashion Revolution Week events and projects.