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Chamber and committees

Motion ref. S6M-00081

Fashion Revolution Scotland

Submitted by: Monica Lennon, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour.
Date lodged: Friday, May 21, 2021

Supported by: Jackie Baillie, Claire Baker, Sarah Boyack, Katy Clark, Kenneth Gibson, Maurice Golden, Pam Gosal, Daniel Johnson, Bill Kidd, Richard Leonard, Fulton MacGregor, Rona Mackay, Ruth Maguire, Stuart McMillan, Jenni Minto, Carol Mochan, Alex Rowley, Colin Smyth, Collette Stevenson, Paul Sweeney, David Torrance, Mercedes Villalba, Martin Whitfield

That the Parliament commends Fashion Revolution Scotland on its campaign to end human and environmental exploitation in the global fashion industry; congratulates all who took part in Fashion Revolution Week between 19 and 25 April 2021; notes that Fashion Revolution Scotland is the Scottish team of the global, grassroots Fashion Revolution movement, formed following the Rana Plaza industrial disaster in Bangladesh in April 2013 which killed 1,138 people and injured more than 2,500 others; understands that the Rana Plaza factory complex in Bangladesh made clothes for some of the biggest global fashion brands, and that the majority of the victims were young women; believes that Fashion Revolution Scotland activists are doing important work to encourage individuals to reflect on who made their clothes using #whomademyclothes on social media, and raising public awareness about the systemic social and environmental challenges facing the global fashion industry, and considers that everyone must act to recognise the impact of clothes, end what it sees as a throwaway culture and accelerate the transition to a circular economy.