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The Rana Plaza Factory, an eight-story commercial building in Bangladesh, was home to clothing factories, a bank, apartments, and shops. On April 24, 2013, the Rana Plaza building collapsed, killing 1,138 people and injuring 2,500. The day before workers had been briefly evacuated due to walls cracking in the building but were told to return to work by factor owners. Decomposed bodies were found under stairwells and slabs of concrete, only identifiable by their phones or staff passes. The majority of workers killed were women.
The Rana Plaza building collapse is considered the deadliest disaster in the garment industry and sparked a global movement calling for a fairer, safer, cleaner, and more transparent fashion industry. Fashion Revolution Week, running from April 22 - 29, urges all of us to learn more about where our clothes come from, who makes them, what they are paid, and what working conditions are like. 
Here are just a few ways you can get involved via Fashion Revolution! 
1. Ask the brand
Take a photo of your clothing label, post it on your Instagram feed, tag the brand in your post and ask #whomademyclothes? 
2. Write a letter to the brand 
Print this page out, cut the letter out and fill it in! Mail it to the brand or share it on social media. Make sure to tag the brand and @fash_rev
3. Write a postcard to a policymaker 
Find out who your local policymakers are and how to contact them. Write your letter and send it in. 
4. Love Story 
Share a story or write a love letter about a piece of clothing that means a lot to you - share it on Instagram, Youtube, or on your blog. Download Fashion Revolution's How-To-Guide
5. Haulternative 
Instead of a fashion haul video, create a video featuring ways to refresh your wardrobe without shopping by upcycling, swapping, or thrifting! 
YEG: On April 29, @lifepreloved will be hosting a clothing swap with @fash_revyeg
6. Spread the word and donate!
Read up with Fashion Revolution's fanzine and share their 2018 key campaign assets 
For more ethical and sustainable fashion, follow these Canadian influencers: 
1. Alena Tran, read our interview with Alena here!
2. Marielle Elizabeth, brand coordinator for Fashion Revolution Canada!
3. Emilie Maine, coordinator of Calgary's Fashion Revolution!
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