“For too long, we’ve heard that Asian, and in particular Singaporean, consumers are not interested in sustainable fashion, unlike their European or North American counterparts,” shares Chu Wong, Fashion Revolution country coordinator for Singapore. That myth, however, has just been dispelled by the recent publication of Southeast Asia’s first-ever sustainability report.
According to research conducted jointly by Fashion Revolution and Oxford University’s Oxford Development Consultancy, Singaporeans not only long for more eco-friendly fashion options, but are also willing to pay more for them. More interesting facts from the report will be unveiled in a panel talk at this year’s Fashion Revolution Week—just one of several exciting events Singaporeans can look forward to participating in from 20 April to 25 April 2021.
Founded to commemorate the tragic collapse of the Rana Plaza factory in 2013 which killed over 1,100 garment workers, Fashion Revolution aims to raise public consciousness of the social and environmental impacts of the fashion industry. This year’s global theme, Rights, Relationships and Revolution, highlights the need for brands, suppliers and consumers alike to reevaluate and redefine not just their relationships with one another, but also that between the industry and the natural world.
Attendees can choose from a series of thought-provoking panel talks where organisations such as WWF, Levi’s, and The Fashion Pulpit will discuss key topics including garment worker exploitation, fast fashion, sustainable consumption and eco-friendly clothing. There are also interactive workshops that delve into the business side of fashion. Although most events are held online this year, Fashion Revolution Week concludes with an in-person clothing swap on 25 April 2021.
Fashion Revolution Week in Singapore kicks off at 8pm online on 20 April 2021. For more information, head to the official Facebook event page.