The Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries shares an opportunity for University of Portsmouth students to support the international Fashion Revolution campaign. The inspiration for the Fashion Revolution project began in the wake of the Rana Plaza disaster in 2013 where a garment factory collapsed killing thousands of workers.
The Fashion Revolution campaigns for human rights, fair pay and safe working environments for garment workers. As part of Global Week, Orsola De Castro, founder of Fashion Revolution, will be giving a public lecture on 21st March 6pm, at the Eldon Building. If interested, book here to attend.
So, we all wear clothes? How can you help?
Rather than buy new, take part in our clothes swap on Wednesday 3rd April in the Main Hall in the Nuffield Building 12 noon – 2pm. Aimee and Emma (pictured above), students from BA(Hons) Fashion and Textile Design, are wearing items sourced from previous clothes swaps and charity shops.
To participate, you can simply drop off your good quality, clean, unwanted clothes (mens and womens) and accessories at the Eldon Building Reception on 2nd April from 9.00am – 11.00am and the Nuffield Building Reception from 9.00am – 11.00am or bring them along to the Clothes Swap itself. For every item brought to swap, you will get a ticket and then you can take away the same number of items during the swap for free.
If you don’t have anything to swap, still come along and donate £1 for any item. All proceeds will be donated to the Fashion Revolution campaign.
From the 30th April, we will be running a series of events across the University, including a film screening, cross faculty research events, exhibitions and public lectures, so look out for further updates.