#WhoMadeMyClothes?

We’ve asked before and now it’s time to find the answer. #WhoMadeMyClothes? A simple question that highlights the interconnectedness of all of our lives and sparked a revolution across the globe. A young lady in Cambodia with the same hopes and dreams as an up and coming designer in New York City. Economic security. Safety. A livelihood for her family. These are the themes we explore in this episode when we journey to Cambodia, one of the epicenters of the fashion supply chain. On this first ode to #FashionRevolution Week, a global week of awareness dedicated to promoting ethical and sustainable fashion, we’re jumping in naked and unafraid to explore how we are all connected - thread by thread.

Guest Profiles

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Ayesha Barenblat, Founder, Remake

Passionate about where clothing comes from, who makes them and what their lives are like, Ayesha founded Remake, a 501(c)3 focused on the power of films, visual storytelling and immersive journeys to create a conscious consumer movement. Remake’s stories appeal to the hearts and minds of millennial consumers to advocate for the human beings who make our clothes in factories around the world. Ayesha loves to ask: “If you see her, meet her, get to know her, will you care about her – knowing that she is the same age as you, with hopes and dreams that are no different?” She wants every consumer to recognize how powerful they are, that every purchase matters and directly impacts the fierce and hard working women behind our fashion. Together we can #remakeourworld. With a Master’s Degree in Public Policy, Ayesha has spent the last decade working with brands, governments and nonprofits to improve the lives of makers in global supply chains.  

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Episode Notes:

Sponsor messages donated to Fashion Revolution by The Ambassadors Circle

Time for some action!

  • Ask the stores where you shop about the working conditions of the women who make the clothes
  • For your core wardrobe items, buy ethically produced pieces (here’s a helpful guide)
  • Download How To Be A Fashion Revolutionary kit here
  • Check out Made in Cambodia trailer
  • Share our #FashionRevolution posts with facts and figures about ethical and sustainable fashion with your circle!

 

What’s the 411:

 

The Top 5 Events:

  • Revolution by Design: Radical collaboration for fashion transparency at the Design Garage/D School, Stanford University, April 23, 11:00 am - 3:00pm. Learn and apply Design Thinking methodologies to understand the fashion supply chain challenges and how to overcome them together. This hands-on radical collaboration workshop to inspire creative thinking through a series of exercises that will lead to actionable solutions
  • True Cost Screening + Panel, April 23, 1:00 - 4:00 pm. Screening of “True Cost” followed by a panel discussion on “how we wear our values,” led by Shamini Dhana, Associate Producer of True Cost movie and Founder/CEO of Dhana Inc. PLUS a special message from Andrew Morgan, Director of True Cost movie.
  • Made in Cambodia Screening + Panel at the California College of the Arts, April 24, 6:00-7:30pm. Join CCA, the Levi Strauss Foundation and Remake for the SF premiere of Made in Cambodia, which follows three fashion design students as they embark on a life changing journey to Cambodia to experience the day-to-day lives of the invisible women behind our fashion.
  • Fashion Revolution’s Night Out in San Francisco in Hayes Valley on April 26, and then Oakland on April 27, 7:00 - 9:00 pm. Evening filled with shopping, drinks, giveaways and discounts! “Fashion Revolution’s Night Out” will exclusively illuminate ethical and sustainable stores, with each store will be hosting unique shopping discounts, drinks, and giveaways.
  • Fashion Revolution at the Urban Air Market May 7 from 11am-6pm. ​Urban Air Market​ is partnering with Fashion Revolution to give shoppers a way to meet the makers of their favorite local brands, find sustainable alternatives to irresponsible fast fashion apparel, and have their voices heard. Activities include a Selfie Booth, Refashion Workshop, a fashion drop off for your used garments, and will feature booths from 8 of the Bay Areas ethical and sustainable fashion designers!

 

Production: Sound Design by Courtney Grace, Production Assistance by Jen Huynh with Hosts Christianne Harder and j-

360BayArea Intro Music by Courtney Grace with vocals by ElleT

Featured Music & Extras:
Made in Cambodia by Remake
The Last Word by The Daily Show with Trevor Noah on Bill O’Reilly’s firing from Fox News

Featured Quick clips:
Mary J Blige “What’s the 411
Drake ft Future “Grammys
Redman “Time 4 sum Aktion

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