Join Nu for Fashion Revolution Week 2019

“Why do we need a fashion revolution?”

Journalist and author Tasmin Blanchard asks; “Because six years after the Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh…clothes are still being made by some of the poorest, most overworked and undervalued people in the world.”

On April 24, 2013 the Rana Plaza building in Bangladesh collapsed, killing 1,138 people and injuring 2,500. This Wednesday will mark 6 years since the collapse. The building housed five garment factories, producing items for brands across the globe including Primark, Mango and Benetton. Many of those killed were female garment workers.

During Fashion Revolution Week, the sustainability and ethically-minded fashion community is coming together to ask #WhoMadeMyClothes. As part of the campaign, the Nu community is out in full force with a range of events. Join your local Nu Crew and stay in the loop with all that’s going on through our socials.

Photo: Kim Bates

Photo: Kim Bates


Feminism in Business Panel with Know The Origin

Friday April 26th, 6.30 to 8pm at 59 Greek Street, Soho

The founders of Birdsong Sarah Neville and Sophie Slater will join Charlotte Instone, founder of Know The Origin, Ali Kelly, co-founder of Nu, writer Sophie Benson, CEO of The Girl’s Network Charly Young and sustainable fashion consultant Emma Slade Edmonson to ask what equality for women working in garment production and the fashion industry could and should look like.

Swap-Shop Fundraiser

Saturday April 27th, 12 to 4.30pm at Love Shack, Cambridge Heath

Join the East London community for a fantastic Swap-Shop raising funds for Awaj Foundation, a grassroots NGO empowering garment workers through training and awareness raising campaigns.

Closing The Loop Screening

Friday May 3rd, 6 to 8.30pm at 59 Greek Street, Soho

Join us for a screening of Closing The Loop, the first feature-length documentary on the Circular Economy followed by a panel discussion with Tara Button, founder of Buy Me Once, Emma McKenna, business advisor at London Waste and Recyling Board and Aisling Byrne, founder of the Nu Wardrobe.


Founders’ Evening

Wednesday April 24th, 6.30 to 9.30pm at The Granta

On the sixth anniversary of the Rana Plaza collapse, Nu Cambridge are holding a Founders’ Evening with Aisling and Ali. The duo will talk about their motivations for starting Nu and open the floor for discussion. There’ll be time after to chat to other members of the community and the committee to find out more.

Swap, Share & Shoot!

Sunday April 28th, 3 to 5.30pm at the Old Library in Pembroke College

If you’ve got loved but no-longer worn items in the back of your wardrobe that could do with a new home, bring them along to the Swap-Shop of Sunday 28th. You can also browse and try May Ball outfits, and have photos taken for your own Nu profile by several fantastic photographers. Don’t miss out!


Circular Fashion Conference

Friday April 26th, 10.30am to 4.30pm at The Rediscovery Centre

Hear from a range of inspiring international speakers from across the fashion industry including suppliers, designers and retailers as they discuss how Ireland can move towards a Circular Economy. Speakers include Safia Minney, founder of People Tree, stylist Courtney Smith and Carrie Ann Moran of Rediscover fashion, to name a few.

Yellow Polka Dot Bikini presents: Clothes Swap and Sustainable Fashion/Beauty Event

Saturday May 4th, 1 to 4pm, The Bernard Show

In collaboration with Yellow Polka Dot Bikini, join us on May 4th for a Swap-Shop at the Bernard Shaw. Meet like-minded people and enjoy a bev or two while browsing and swapping your beautiful garments.



Sunday May 28th, 2 to 4pm at Pink Moon

As part of Fashion Revolution Week, we’re joining forces with SWAPSHOP Corcaigh and Cork Zero Waste. Bring between 1 and 5 items to swap and share at Pink Moon on May 28th.


If you can’t make it to an event, join us in our digital campaign to call out big brands. Snap and share a picture of your clothing labels on your Instagram story - tag the brand and ask #whomademyclothes? Help us to encourage other members of the community and beyond to put pressure on clothing brands to be transparent about the working conditions of their garment makers.

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