This year the campaign will run from 18-24 April, with an aim to collectively reimagine a just and equitable fashion system for people and the planet.
The theme for Fashion Revolution Week 2022 is Money Fashion Power. It builds on the knowledge that the mainstream fashion industry relies upon the exploitation of labour and natural resources.
Wealth and power are concentrated in the hands of a few, and growth and profit are rewarded above all else.
Big brands and retailers produce too much too fast, and manipulate us into a toxic cycle of overconsumption.
Meanwhile, the majority of people who make our clothes are not paid enough to meet their basic needs, and already feel the impacts of the climate crisis – which the fashion industry fuels.
‘As we enter our ninth year, we will go back to our core, exposing the profound inequities and social and environmental abuses in the fashion supply chains. From the uneven distribution of profits, to overproduced, easily discarded fashion, to the imbalances of power that negate inclusion.
‘On the other hand, inspiring new designers, thinkers and professionals all over the world are challenging the system with solutions and alternative models. Fashion Revolution Week is all of this, scrutinising and celebrating fashion, globally and locally, wherever you are.’
ORSOLA DE CASTRO
Co-founder and global creative director, Fashion Revolution