Fashion Revolution UAE – a movement promoting a more sustainable and socially just
fashion industry – is hosting the annual Fashion Revolution Week. Taking place from Monday, 18th to Sunday, 24th of April, the campaign aims to bring awareness and commemorate the Rana Plaza factory collapse anniversary. This year on a global level, Fashion Revolution wants to reimagine a fair and equitable fashion system for people and the planet.

The theme for Fashion Revolution Week 2022 is MONEY FASHION POWER. Built on the knowledge that the mainstream fashion industry relies upon the exploitation of labour and natural resources, prioritising growth and profit above everything else and leading individuals to overconsumption.

“As we enter our 9th year, we will go back to our core, exposing the profound inequities and
social and environmental abuses in the fashion supply chains. From the uneven distribution of
profits, to overproduced, easily discarded fashion, to the imbalances of power that negate
inclusion. On the other hand, inspiring new designers, thinkers and professionals all over the
world are challenging the system with solutions and alternative models.” – Orsola de Castro,
Co-founder and Global Creative Director, Fashion Revolution.

Fashion Revolution UAE will hold different events ranging from workshops, online panel discussions to masterclasses, as well as a sustainable fashion competition for new talents. It will encourage brands and consumers to adopt a more conscious lifestyle and participate in the growing sustainable fashion movement in the UAE.

Here is a glimpse of the seven–days event:

18th April 2022 – Discovering Digital Fashion – Online Masterclass
Zoom conference, 5PM GST
A “hybrid” masterclass on digital fashion and sustainability, where we will discuss with our key guest speakers all about the Metaverse, NFTs, digital tools for fashion design etc.

19th April 2022 – The Secret Life of Your Closet – Online Masterclass
Zoom conference, 5PM GST
A “how-to” masterclass on how to make the most of your closet: ins, outs, decluttering, organising,
styling, mending and safekeeping.

20th April 2022 – Fashion beyond the shopping cart – Online Masterclass
Zoom conference, 5PM GST
A “thinking-outside-the-box” masterclass on the future of fashion: post-sales services, repairs,
personalisation, the rental market, fashion experiences and digital fashion.
To register, click here.

21st April 2022 – Fashion’s obsession with wealth – Online Panel Discussion
Zoom conference, 5PM GST
We will discuss how younger generations are attached to status and luxury brands, and its expression through fashion, as well as the role of social media, movies, TV shows and its impact on young adults.
To register, click here.

22nd April 2022 – Creating Awareness – Online Panel Discussion
Zoom conference, 5PM GST
We will discuss the role of media outlets and influencers in achieving a more conscious society and
fashion industry.
To register, click here.

23rd April 2022 – Do or Dye Workshop by
Thrift for Good, Golden Mile Galleria, The Palm Jumeirah, 11AM GST
Join us for a fun workshop and create your own tote bag using natural dyes from vegetables and spices. Suitable for families & children.
To register, click here.

23rd April 2022 – Volunteer Repair Sewing Workshop by Thrift for Good
Thrift for Good, Golden Mile Galleria, The Palm Jumeirah, 12PM GST
Stitch for a good cause! Join this workshop to help mend and make minor repairs on clothing received as donations by Thrift for Good. All profits from their sales will go towards charities.
Open to all levels of sewing skills! From beginners to advanced!
To register, click here.

24th April 2022 – Sustainable Pop-up
Times Square Center Dubai, 10AM – 10PM GST
Visit our eco-friendly market powered by Sustainable Souk, and find the best local and international brands.

24th April 2022 – Sustainable Fashion Student Competition Catwalk & Awards Ceremony
Times Square Center Dubai, 7PM GST
With special judges Christine Wilson, Sonya Vajifdar and Jino Mary Joy, the competition is a platform for passionate and talented fashion game-changers to help transform the global fashion industry into a more sustainable one.
Budding designers all over the UAE were challenged to design 3 ready-to-wear outfits that incorporate circular design strategies, and only 10 finalists have been shortlisted to showcase their collection during Fashion Revolution UAE’s Sustainable Fashion Competition Catwalk!

Finalists are competing for the below exclusive prizes:

First Place:
– a three-months internship for Most Wanted, an online fashion jewellery and accessories shop
– a full box of accessories from Most Wanted
– a AED 300 voucher from Ethical Elements, the sustainable design hub

Second Place:
– a one-month online internship for Vino Supraja, an online premium womenswear fashion brand
that has sustainability and ethics at its core
– a AED 200 voucher from Ethical Elements, the sustainable design hub

Third Place:
– a free “Do or Dye”, “Bags of Gratitude” or “Buckle up & button down” workshop by The selected workshop will be open for the third place winner and up to 5 friends

Come discover the incredible work from our finalists in Times Square Center Dubai, our partner for the Sustainable Souk and the Student Competition Fashion Catwalk. Cast your vote along with the judges and celebrate the winners of the UAE Sustainable Fashion Competition during the Awards Ceremony!
Timings: 7 PM: Student Competition Fashion Catwalk
8 PM: Student Competition Awards Ceremony
To register, click here.

Do not worry! If you cannot make it physically to the event, click here to register to its online
broadcasting on Zoom!