It’s an international event, but Portugal is also associating to it. There will be a worldwide movement, from April 18 to 24, called Fashion Revolution week, remembering the Bangladesh fashion factory collapse, three years ago. In the capital city of Portugal, Lisbon, there are already many events being prepared.
“Last year, in over 70 countries around the world, tens of thousands of people took part in Fashion Revolution Day. We asked brands #whomademyclothes to show that we care and demand better for the people who make our clothes. This year, we want to go even bigger,” says the initial statement of the Fashion Revolution official webpage. “We believe that fashion can be made in a safe, clean and beautiful way. Where creativity, quality,
environment and people are valued equally,” so say the organisers in the movement’s webpage.
In Lisbon, according to the Facebook official page of the Fashion Revolution Portugal, there will be seminars and workshops, promoting awareness, conscience and discussing the need for a more sustainable fashion system. On April 18, there will be, for instance, two workshops introducing sewing techniques on how to adapt inherited clothes as well as maintaining clothes, organised by Companhia das Agulhas. There will also be the viewing of the documentary True Cost, on April 22, as well as a conference on how to have a sustainable fashion system, on April 23, both at MUDE Museum. In the last day of the week, there will be a Swap Market, at Arquivo 237.
You can see the entire programme here.