Fashion Revolution Week 2021 @ My Ol'Blues
My Ol' Blues joined the Fashion Revolution Week 2021. A global event held April 19th to 24th to bring awareness and encourage transparency, sustainability , ethical practices throughout the apparel and accessories industries. The Fashion Revolution Organization was formed from the rubble of the Bangladesh Factory tragedy which occurred April 24, 2013. Their vision , "A global fashion industry that conserves and restores the environment and values people over growth and profit." Through public awareness, education, activism and collaborations both with designers, producers, retailers, and consumers they are working diligently to see their vision come true. Change is needed in this industry and by questioning, evaluating, and demanding transparency #whomademyclothes, #whomademyfabric, #whomademyaccessories we can all participate in bringing change to this industry for the betterment of our planet, economy, community and its citizens.
Every year, My Ol' Blues evaluates its position in relation to its core values. As the economic and social landscape has changed so have we adapted and reinvented ourselves always striving to keep our footprint small and our heart big. This year, 2021 and the Fashion Revolution Week couldn't have come at a better time. We are currently in lockdown again because of this global COVID pandemic. Our emotional and mental states are frayed. People are increasingly shopping online from companies all around the world and it is now as we head to the checkout cart to stop and ask ourselves who made my product, who made my clothes, who made my accessories and who made my fabric ? It is up to us first, as individuals to ask these questions and consider the health of our planet and the welfare of the people who inhabit it. Secondly, as a business it has always been my responsibility to listen and take action, to provide a safe working environment, give back to the community and those that cross our path.
The Fashion Revolution Week 2021 has given all of us at My Ol' Blues an opportunity to have some fun while allowing people to get to know us as a company and highlight how important are values, customers, community and environment are to us.