On April 24, 2013, the Rana Plaza clothing factory in Bangladesh collapsed, killing 1133 employees and injuring 2500. This happened while the factory workers were making clothes for American stores.
And on the one-year anniversary of the collapse, considered to be the deadliest clothing manufacturing facility collapse in human history, one San Francisco-based organization is hosting an event to draw attention back to the fact there are still factory employees across the world making clothing for American stores in dangerous conditions.
Happening on Thursday at SOMA StrEAT Food Park from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Urban Air Market and Fashion Revolution are hosting Fashion Revolution Day to remember those affected by the collapse, and to spread awareness about the true costs of the clothes we wear every day.
The event will feature clothes, jewelry, and skincare products made by local companies, as well a beer garden and snacks from local vendors.
Attendees are encouraged to wear a piece of clothing inside out so that the tag shows, as a reminder of who makes the clothes we wear. If you take a selfie or get a friend to take a picture of you with your inside-out shirt or jacket or what have you and post the photo with the hashtag #insideout, you can participate in the Fashion Revolution Day Photo Contest for a chance to win a shopping spree of over $3,000 of sustainable clothing and jewelry.
Also, if you post about the event on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, you could win a $200 shopping spree with Indigenous Designs. Enter the contest here.
Check out the Facebook page for more details on the event.