Be Curious. Find Out. Do Something. The Malta Fashion Revolution is back for its 4th edition from 19th April till the 25th April with interesting online events and informative discussions that we all can join in to.
Fashion Revolution Malta forms part of the global movement of Fashion Revolution, which is present in over 100 countries. Their mission is to educate and engage customers (and all parts of the supply chain) about the social and environmental impacts caused by the fashion industry at large and how their individual choices act as a vote that they wish to see in the world. The aim is to engage in the conversation, demand that the fashion industry become fair, clean & transparent, while also considering circular economy principles.
From the 19th till the 25th of April, Fashion Revolution Malta is back for the fourth year running. With many topics to talk about, this year's focus is predominantly on two campaigns:
Aims to give consumers a platform to demand that the brand that they support make their supply chain more transparent. The campaign encourages consumers to make their voices heard and put pressure on their brands through social media in 3 easy steps.
This pressure on brands, that is rapidly increasing, gives a space to brands to work towards cleaning up their supply chains while also engage in transparency, showing us #WhoMadeMyClothes by replying with #IMadeYourClothes.
This campaign is set out to shed light on the importance of making our clothes last longer as another way of reducing the alarmingly high environmental impact caused by the fashion industry.
In the last year, Malta has seen a huge increase in alternative shopping options, with 2nd hand or vintage clothing becoming more and more accessible – allowing the lifetime of our clothes to be extended, and therefore avoid being dumped in landfill. Raising awareness on repairing & maintaining our clothes is another way of making our #LovedClothesLast, prolonging their use life while also avoiding landfill dumping.
This year, during the Fashion Revolution Week, there will be a mix of things happening organized by the Non-Profit Organization as well as other events organized by the local community.
We have already seen an IG Live by Earth Guardians Malta, who have talked about fast fashion against sustainability. The interesting discussion also included second hand clothing and its potential positive impact on the environment, as well as the power of activism to bring about change
Join special guest Taryn Mamo Cefai and host Shannon Briffa from Needle Meets Thread for a live tacks and chats session. In this engaging session, you will find joy in learning sewing skills that will help make your #LovedClothesLast.
You can tune in on IG Live on Tuesday 20th April at 21:00 CEST.
On Wednesday, FR Malta Country Coordinator has been invited on Re Roots’ mini-series to discuss the environmental and social impact of Fashion and all that comes with it.
You can join in live on Wednesday 21st April at 18:00 CEST
FR Malta have organized a live streaming panel discussion to collectively unpack the rise of 2nd hand and vintage clothing in Malta, its perceptions so far, the positive and potentially negative impacts around the industry and much more.
For this reason, the panel consists of recognized figures in this space including Emanuela Degiorgio from the Veg Box & The Farmoury; the founder of Vogue Xchange Tonya Lehtinen; founder of the Vintage Collection Laura Besancon; and Clare Galea from Inspire Malta and the winners of the Social Impact Awards. FR Malta team member Michela Fenech will be hosting the panel discussion along with Ashoka Gloabaliser.
The panel will be streaming live on Thursday 22nd April at 18:30 CEST
Lady Kitt Vintage and MSPCA Sliema have teamed up to host an online vintage and second-hand clothes swap. Both Lady Kitt and MSPCA have selected several pieces from their own respective collections, and will be providing pictures of each item together with the approximate size and value. Customers interested in a specific item can get in touch via DM and provide an image of their own shirt/dress that they would like to exchange for the item on offer, and they’ll take care of the swap.
The Fashion Revolution team in Malta have put a tremendous effort, with the help of their community to put these events together. We are sure that improving your awareness on such issues will broaden your thinking forever. You can get a full preview of the events here.
And what’s more, besides these awesome events, you can also leave your mark and create your own event this week. All you’ve got to do is contact their great team on email@example.com or send them a message on their socials @fashion_mlt.