Happening from April 19-24, 2022, Fashion Revolution Week invites Malaysians to question their relationship with fashion. Focussing on sustainability in fashion, this week-long initiative helps visitors to take action beyond awareness by learning practical skills and ways to extend the life of their fashion items and reduce textile waste. It also addresses relevant sustainability issues like overconsumption, greenwashing and exploitation through a series of clothes mending sessions titled ‘Stitch ‘n Bitch'.
Ultimately, Fashion Revolution Week in Malaysia seeks to bring the local sustainable fashion community together while inviting others to join a globally-renowned annual movement that campaigns for a fairer and cleaner fashion industry in over 90 countries.
“People have this misconception that sustainable fashion is only for privileged people or for environmentalists. But we want to showcase a shining example of how this movement can be done here in Malaysia and invite others to do the same,” says sustainability advocate Melissa Tan, who is also Fashion Revolution Malaysia country coordinator and EarthDay.org ambassador for Malaysia.
“Awareness is an important first step but we want to activate people to question and change their relationship with fashion with the tools to take action."