Whoohoo! Fashion Revolution’s inaugural zine ‘Money Fashion Power’ is now available!
I’ve embedded a digital copy for you to read below but why not support the great work Fashion Revolution does by also ordering a limited edition printed copy of the Fashion Revolution Fanzine: Money Fashion Power? Grab it right over here.
Through 72-pages of poetry, illustration, photography, graphic design and editorial, this collectible zine explores the hidden stories behind your clothing, what the price you pay for fashion means, and how your purchasing power can make a positive difference.
The first edition of the Fashion Revolution Fanzine also introduces readers to the Garment Worker Diaries, a yearlong research project led by Microfinance Opportunities about the lives and wages of hundreds of garment workers in Cambodia, Bangladesh and India.
Read the digital version of the Fashion Revolution Fanzine: Money Fashion Power below:
The Garment Worker Diaries project is studying the lives of 540 women garment workers. This photo is of one woman taking part in the study. She lives in the Kampong Speu Province in Cambodia. Here is she on a Sunday, her only day off each week, standing next to her house hanging the clothes to dry after she washed them by hand:
Talking about money is a complicated matter, but decent work with fair pay should be a fundamental human right and is stated as such in the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights Article 25.1. Yet, most garment workers around the world are not being paid a ‘living wage’, which allows them to cover the essential needs of their family, with a little extra ‘just in case’.
Before they reach the shop shelves, our clothes have been on a very long journey, and made by many different people. – a fast fashion fact illustrated above by Alec Doherty
Disclaimer: I am not at all an expert on the big business of fast fashion however I am a concerned consumer who has chosen to learn & share as much as I can through my own personal experiences & the wealth of resources available online.