We’re pleased to announce our participation in Fashion Revolution Week on 19th-25th April, during which we’ll be celebrating the fashion endeavours of the women we work with and the rich heritage of Afghan fashion.

What is Fashion Revolution Week?

Every year in April, Fashion Revolution commemorates the collapse of the Rana Plaza factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh that resulted in the death of over 1,100 garment workers on 24th April 2013. Collectives and individuals involved in all stages of fashion supply chains come together to celebrate the people who make our clothes and campaign for safe working conditions and fair wages across the industry.

Afghanaid and Fashion Revolution

The theme of this year’s Fashion Revolution Week is rights, relationships and revolution.

At Afghanaid, educating women and men on women’s rights is key to our success in providing them with the training and tools they need to generate a sustainable income to provide for their families - this includes courses in tailoring and embroidery for women. As over 80% of the world’s garment workers are women, there is immense opportunity to strengthen their livelihoods through reviving, teaching and preserving traditional embroidery and manufacturing techniques whilst empowering women to defend their rights.

How can you get involved?

FREE EVENT: Memory, Revival and Rights in Afghanistan's Fashion Industry

On Monday 19th April from 6:00pm-7:00pm GMT,  we're hosting a free live discussion with expert panellists, exploring Afghanistan's rich history of crafts, textiles and delicate needlework, the role of revival and re-imagination in the future of Afghan fashion, and how our panellists sustainably invest in artisanal workers to foster a transparent, fair industry.

FIND OUT MORE & MEET THE PANELLISTS

We've got lots going on over on our socials!

Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram so you can learn all about how our courses in business, literacy and financial management help women we work with to take control of their livelihoods through making and selling their fashion creations.

#DressedInMyBest

Take part in our #DressedInMyBest social media challenge! Share pictures of your own traditional Afghan clothing and what it means to you.

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