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2017 Fashion Revolution Week Events to Attend in the San Francisco Bay Area

On 24 April 2013, 1,134 people were killed and over 2,500 were injured when the Rana Plaza complex collapsed in Dhaka, Bangladesh. That’s when Fashion Revolution was born.

On 24 April every year, Fashion Revolution Day brings people from all over the world together to use the power of fashion to change the story for the people who make the world’s clothes. We want fashion to become a force for good.

Follow the West Coast USA Fashion Revolution Facebook page. These events are listed there:

Sunday April 23, 11am – 2pm : Revolution by Design: Stanford University 416 Escondido Mall, Rm 169, Bldg 550, Stanford, California 94305 Team up to redesign the fashion industry with brands, fashion activist, systems researchers and consumers. Join concerned citizens at Stanford University’s on Sunday, April 23rd [FREE ADMISSION] to understand and discuss the fashion production challenges we face and how we can overcome them together from a human-centered design perspective. More details.

Sunday April 23, 1pm – 4pm : True Cost Screening Throckmorton Theatre: 142 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley, California 94941 Screening of True Cost (92 minutes) followed by a panel discussion on “how we wear our values,” led by Shamini Dhana, Associate Producer of True Cost movie and Founder/CEO of Dhana Inc.and panel discussion representing brands, consumers and customers. PLUS a special message from Andrew Morgan, Director of True Cost movie. Our creative director Joyce Hu will be one of the panelists.

Monday, April 24, 6pm – 7:30pm: Made in Cambodia Screening 1111 8th St, San Francisco, California 94107 California College of Arts, the Levi Strauss Foundation and Remake for the San Francisco premiere of Made in Cambodia, a film short by Asad Faruqi, the cinematographer for Oscar winning documentary short ‘A Girl in the River’ and ‘Saving Face.’ Keynote: Paul Dillinger (Head of Global Product Innovation at Levi Strauss & Company) on the future of ethical fashion. Panel Discussion: Learn how the Remake Journey to Cambodia, recently featured on NBC, has forever changed three graduating fashion students’ lives and affected their view on the fashion industry.

Tuesday April 25, 6:30pm – 9:30pm : Re:Fashion Workshop Handcraft Studio School : 10368 San Pablo Ave, El Cerrito 94530 A night of “re-fashioning” fun and cocktails. We are partnering with some of the best artisans in the Bay Area to show you how to save your used or damaged clothing. You will walk away with three techniques in your arsenal: mending, natural dyeing, and embroidery. Wednesday April 26, 7pm – 9pm : Fashion Revolution’s Night Out – Hayes Valley Similar to NYC’s “Fashion’s Night Out”, this will be an evening filled with shopping, drinks, giveaways and discounts! As a part of Fashion Revolution Week, “Fashion Revolution’s Night Out” will exclusively illuminate ethical and sustainable stores!

Wednesday April 26, 6pm – 8pm : Party at Cuyana Cuyana Showroom: 291 Geary St. 2nd Floor San Francisco Evening party will feature an exhibition of the women who make our clothes, pre-monogrammed pieces from Cuyana’s archived collections and a curated selection of Soko’s artisan-driven jewelry.

Thursday April 27, 7pm – 9pm : Fashion Revolution’s Night Out – Uptown Oakland Similar to NYC’s “Fashion’s Night Out”, this will be an evening filled with shopping, drinks, giveaways and discounts! As a part of Fashion Revolution Week, “Fashion Revolution’s Night Out” will exclusively illuminate ethical and sustainable stores!

April 28, 6-8PM : In-House Production Discussion Les Lunes 3027 Fillmore Street CEO of Les Lunes, Anna Lecat, a serial entrepreneur and a pioneer of ethical manufacturing in China, hosts an open discussion on how Les Lunes ethically manages the manufacture high-quality products in their China-based workshop. Tickets

Saturday April 29, 10am – 11:45am : Ethical Brand Portraits Union Square Silk Roll is hosting Iconic #whomademyclothes Portrait Session (10:00-11:45 AM) at SilkRoll studio in Union Square. RSVP here

Saturday April 24, 11am – 4pm : Indigo & Shibori Dye Workshop Walnut Creek Community Center Lead by Jenny Fong, founder of Modern Shibori.

Sunday May 7, 11am – 6pm : Urban Air Market x Fashion Revolution and Demonstration On May 7th, 2017, Urban Air Market is partnering with Fashion Revolution to give shoppers a way to meet the makers of their favorite local brands, find sustainable alternatives to irresponsible fast fashion apparel, and have their voices heard.

  1. Fashion Revolution Selfie Booth Take a selfie in the Fashion Revolution photo booth and call out your favorite brand with the hashtag #whomademyclothes

  2. Refashion Workshop Give your old t-shirts new life with a fun re-fashion workshop hosted by The Loome.

  3. Fashion Drop-Off Cleaning out your closet? Bring your used garments to UAM and SilkRoll will give you points towards second-hand designer apparel.

  4. Sustainably Made Fashion Want to support transparency in fashion, but don’t know how? Meet brands that are making a difference.



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