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Rana Plaza anniversary: how to help on Fashion Revolution Day

Open film screening: Tears in the Fabric

When: 24 April, 8.30pm-10pm
Location: Tuke Hall, Regent’s University, Inner Circle, London NW1 4NS
Contact: info@traid.org.uk

One year on from the collapse of the Rana Plaza garment factory in Bangladesh, social justice campaigners and film-makers the Rainbow Collective with Raising for Rana are premiering Tears in the Fabric, a 30-minute documentary focusing on the struggles of one family in the aftermath of the disaster. An open screening on Thursday 24 April at 8.30pm at Regent’s University will be followed by an online charity auction featuring ethical goods to raise funds for Rana.

Late-night shopping at Traid Dalston

When: 24 April, 6.30pm-9pm
Location: 106-108 Kingsland High Street, London E8 2NS
Contact: info@traid.org.uk

All sales made on the night will be donated directly to families who lost loved ones in the factory collapse. This means you get to shop ethically for hand-picked second-hand clothes, vintage apparel and shoes, while helping Traid fundraise for an essential cause. Traid will be supporting the global campaign Fashion Revolution Day by asking our customers to join us to ask where our clothes come from, and to ask fashion brands to take responsibility for the factories where their clothes are made.

Meet the makers: Stitched Up event

When: 24 April, 7pm-10pm
Where: Stitched Up, 517 Wilbraham Road (next door to Kingbee Records), Chorlton, Manchester M21 0UF

Meet the Makers is an event for ethical fashion makers and shoppers, and anyone aspiring to be either. The Stitched Up team will be giving a talk on a career in ethical fashion, and wine will be served. Click here for more details.

People Tree Foundation, fair fashion in Bangladesh on Fashion Revolution Day

When: 24 April, 6.30pm-8.30pm
Where: The Rag Factory, 16-18 Heneage St, London E1 5LJ
Contact: events@peopletree.co.uk
Tickets: £10 admission donation goes to NGWF victim support fund. Click here for tickets.

Amirul Haque, president of the National Garment Worker’s Federation (NGWF) and long-term partner of People Tree, discusses what fair fashion means for Bangladesh. Join us to see unseen footage from Bangladesh, find out about the garment industry and the stories of the people that make our clothes. The panelists include Safia Minney (People Tree), Amirul Amin Haque (NGWF), Caryn Franklin, (fashion commentator and activist), Liz Jones, (journalist), Lucy Siegle, (journalist), John Hilary (War on Want).

Rana Plaza anniversary action, with Labour Behind the Label

When: 24 April 2014, 1pm-2pm
Location: Outside Gap,  376-384 Oxford St, London W1C 1JY (This is the flagship branch of Gap opposite Bond Street tube, by Selfridges)

Join campaign group Labour Behind the Label in a memorial action to remember those killed and injured in the Rana Plaza building disaster on 24 April 2013. 

Jane Horrocks participates in the Fashion Revolution Day #insideout event
Photograph: Trevor Leighton


Where: Across social media
When: 24 April, all day

An awareness-raising initiative that asks people to wear their clothes inside out and take pictures of the label showing, uploading them to Twitter, Facebook et al with the hashtag #insideout. Mary Portas, Jane Horrocks and Livia Firth are among those taking part.

Refashion Glasgow and Glad Rags Thrift present: Fashion Revolution Day

Where: Glasgow’s Glad Cafe, 1006A Pollokshaws Rd, Glasgow G41 2HG
When: 24 April, 5pm

The cafe will hold a fashion swap event, plus the fashion blogger challenge and “lots more … to be announced very soon! Come along and play your part as we turn fashion into a force for good!”

Designer Jumble at Westfield Stratford

When: April 24, 2014, 10am-6pm
Location: 120 The Street, Westfield Stratford City, Montifichet Road, Olympic Park, London E20 1EJ

Designer Jumble is hosting a series of events to mark Fashion Revolution Day, and to show shoppers how to continue to enjoy fashion in a humane way. Fashion blogger Susie Bubble will be dressing the windows on the day, to reflect current catwalk trends but using recycled fashion, while fashion stylists Alice Wilby, Vanessa Gillingham (Vogue/Glamour/Net-a-Porter) and Hesther King will be on hand to help shoppers find high-end looks that best suit them, using only ethical or recycled fashion so you can shop guilt-free. Book an appointment with abi@designerjumblesale.com to ensure you get a space.

Labour Behind the Label Trust

When: all the time

Donations go towards pressuring big companies to give compensation to victims of the Rana Plaza disaster and their families. You can donate here.

• For more events on the day and throughout the week please see the Fashion Revolution website. If you are planning any action tomorrow then please share your event in the space below.

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