Orsola de Castro, co-founder of Fashion Revolution, Arne Lietz MEP and Sarah Ditty, Fashion Revolution’s head of policy, at the white paper’s launch

Fashion Revolution, an organisation set up after the Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh in 2013, has published a white paper titled It’s Time for a Fashion Revolution. The paper sets out the need for more transparency across the fashion industry and details its vision for a safer, cleaner and more fair future for fashion.

“Whether you are someone who buys and wears fashion (that’s pretty much everyone) or you work in the industry along the supply chain somewhere, or if you’re a policymaker who can have an impact on legal requirements, you are accountable for the impact fashion has on people’s lives. Our vision is a fashion industry that values people, the environment, creativity and profit in equal measure,” explains Sarah Ditty on behalf of Fashion Revolution.

The paper was launched at a joint event with the Fair Trade Advocacy Office in Brussels, and featured contributions from Dr Roberto Ridolfi, director at the European Commission Directorate- General for Development and Cooperation; Jean Lambert MEP; and Sergi Corbalán on behalf of the Fair Trade movement.