On 24 April 2013, 1133 people were killed when the Rana Plaza factory complex collapsed in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Many more were injured and today, people are still suffering as a direct result of the fashion supply chain.
One year later, Fashion Revolution Day – a global movement – is remembering the tragedy and raising awareness of the plight of clothing factory workers everywhere by asking one simple question: Who Made Your Clothes?
Eco pioneer Eileen Fisher is supporting the initiative by hosting an in-store event on the day, but we got ahead of the pack this morning wearing our favourite pieces from the brand #InsideOut to show where our clothes are made and to support the cause.
Creative Director Emma Hart wears the Breton top
A sustainable makeover for an old favorite: This textural slub yarn uses linen and cotton from two different organic farms. We love the way it transforms simple shapes. Organic cotton skips the chemicals that make conventional cotton one of the most toxic crops.
Deputy Fashion Director Katharine Watson wears the jewel neck top
A sustainable makeover for Eileen Fisher’s signature high-twist linen. Organic linen is cultivated without chemicals to preserve clean water, clean air and a healthy environment for workers and wildlife.
Account Executive Brittany Garrett wears the denim shirt
Like the classic denim shirt, but better thanks to the addition of lightweight Tencel. An indigo-dyed weave that blends cotton and Tencel®. Light, smooth and soft with a subtle sheen. Tencel® is made with cellulose from sustainably harvested eucalyptus trees. It is processed in a closed loop, recycling 99.5% of water and solvents.
Account Executive Megan Steele-Knowles wears the khaki bomber jacket
The finished fabric is bluesign® certified for chemical, water and energy usage.
PR Co-ordinator Sarah-Jane Edwards wears the denim jacket
Our organic cotton skips the chemicals that make conventional cotton one of the most toxic crops.
Join EILEEN FISHER in the revolution and come with your clothes #InsideOut in support for Fashion Revolution Day. The invitation is below – RSVP essential!