About Us

WHO WE ARE

We are Fashion Revolution. We are people from all around the world who make the fashion industry work. We are the people who wear clothes. And we are the people who make them.

We are designers, academics, writers, business leaders, policymakers, brands, retailers, marketers, producers, makers, workers and fashion lovers. We are the industry and we are the public. We are world citizens. We are you.

OUR VISION

We believe in a fashion industry that values people, the environment, creativity and profit in equal measure.

OUR MISSION

We want to unite people and organisations to work together towards radically changing the way our clothes are sourced, produced and consumed, so that our clothing is made in a safe, clean and fair way.

We believe that collaborating across the whole value chain — from farmer to consumer — is the only way to transform the industry.

Our mission is to bring everyone together to make that happen.

WE ARE A GLOBAL MOVEMENT

Fashion Revolution is a global movement that runs all year long.

We celebrate fashion as a positive influence while also scrutinising industry practices and raising awareness of the fashion industry’s most pressing issues. We aim to show that change is possible and encourage those who are on a journey to create a more ethical and sustainable future for fashion.

Fashion Revolution strives to be action-oriented and solution focused. Rather than making people feel guilty, we help them recognise that they have the power to do something to make a positive change.

We often call ourselves “pro-fashion protesters” because we love fashion and want to see it become a force for good.

We try to always be bold, provocative, inquisitive, accessible and inclusive. We tend to avoid negative protesting, victimising and naming and shaming. We do not target specific individual companies because we believe that the industry’s problems are bigger than any one company’s actions. We do not advocate boycotting simply because we don’t see it as an effective way to achieve systemic change.[1]

FASHION REVOLUTION WEEK 
23-29th April 2018

Fashion Revolution Week is our #whomademyclothes campaign in April, which falls on the anniversary of the Rana Plaza factory collapse, which killed 1138 people and injured many more on 24th April 2013. That is the day Fashion Revolution was born. During this week, brands and producers are encouraged to respond with the hashtag #imadeyourclothes and to demonstrate transparency in their supply chain.

OUR STRUCTURE

Fashion Revolution is represented by two separate entities in the UK, Fashion Revolution CIC and the Fashion Revolution Foundation. These organisations spearhead the global network of official Fashion Revolution Country Offices and the volunteer Country Coordination teams. All Fashion Revolution organisations work to ensure that our clothing is made in a safe, clean and fair way, but often pursue different activities. This enables the Fashion Revolution movement to pursue all work necessary to change the way our clothes are sourced, produced and consumed.

The Fashion Revolution Foundation is the charitable arm of Fashion Revolution in the UK. The Foundation is a registered charity in England & Wales (Number 1173421), and a company limited by guarantee (Number 10494997) that funds Fashion Revolution’s education, research and awareness-raising activities, as well as our public events. The Fashion Revolution Foundation Board of Trustees is responsible for overall control and administration of the Foundation. The trustees have also determined that the best way for the Trust to fulfil its objective is to support the charitable aspects of campaigns undertaken by Fashion Revolution.

Fashion Revolution CICis a non-profit social enterprise (Community Interest Company No. 8988812) that employs staff and runs our political campaigning work to ensure that global supply chain transparency and responsibility are on the agenda of government’s worldwide. The Global Coordination Team (GCT) is responsible for organising and managing the primary groups that create, direct and oversee Fashion Revolution Globally. The GCT works closely with the Global Advisory Committee and the Fashion Revolution Foundation Board of Trustees.

Fashion Revolution Country Offices Are legally registered non profit organisations in several countries and form the official, year round affiliation network. The Country Offices work in direct collaboration with Fashion Revolution CIC and Foundation, they advise and help to develop the global strategy on various levels and they also create, pursue and develop their own regional strategies, for programming and fundraising.

Fashion Revolution Country Coordinators (CCs)are individuals and their teams who voluntarily take on the roles and responsibilities associated with this position. They come from all areas of the fashion industry, give Fashion Revolution its strength and reach and provide people around the world with the opportunity to engage, in particular during fashion Revolution Week. There is only one CC per country appointed by the CIC. They are responsible to the CIC and carry out important functions such as: to facilitate and distribute Fashion Revolution campaign materials, communication strategy and policy asks; coordinate and activate all the stakeholders within their country to engage with Fashion Revolution in accordance with the global guidelines; compile and submit annual reports on their impact, progress and feedback.

Donations made through the Fashion Revolution website will go to the Fashion Revolution Foundation (in order to enable us to claim Gift Aid, where appropriate, from our supporters) OR directly to a Country Office where they are established. Please be sure to check if your country can accept donations directly on their country page. You can find your Country Coordinator through the panel, below.

HOW WE ARE FUNDED

Fashion Revolution (both the Community Interest Corporation and Charitable Foundation) is generously funded by private foundations, institutional grants, commercial organisations and donations from individuals.

As stated in our Ethical Funding Policy, we follow strict and transparent guidelines about the funds we receive. We believe in a collaborative and inclusive approach where it is clear that others are genuinely working towards a fairer, safer, cleaner and more transparent clothing industry with positive outcomes for both people and planet.

We are grateful to the following organisations for their recent support:

  • AEG/Electrolux
  • Avery Dennison
  • British Council
  • Bond
  • C&A Foundation
  • Concord Alliance
  • European Union
  • European Commission
  • Instituto C&A

We are currently funded by the C&A Foundation for core activities as well as special projects such as the Fashion Transparency Index. The same parent group, COFRA GROUP, owns both C&A and C&A Foundation. C&A, the global fashion retailer, is run and managed separately from C&A Foundation, but the two entities share a vision for the apparel industry. Find more about how C&A Foundation operates. We would like to highlight our fair treatment of fact and our non-biased approach to assessing C&A in the Index. We have mitigated any risk of a conflict of interest by the following three methods: viewing and treating C&A and the C&A Foundation as separate entities; treating C&A like any other of the 149 brands we analysed; and not giving C&A any preferential treatment.

Currently, Fashion Revolution’s Country Coordinators raise funds independent of Fashion Revolution CIC for activities in each of their own countries but are required to abide by the Ethical Funding Policy.

OUR FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

To view our latest Financial Statements, please click on the following links:

Fashion Revolution Community Interest Corporation is a non-profit social enterprise (No. 8988812)

Year ending 30 April 2017:

Year ending 30 April 2016:

Year ending 30 April 2015:

Fashion Revolution Foundation is a UK registered charity (Number 1173421) and a company limited by guarantee (Number 10494997).