Fashion Revolution Day for the first time celebrated in Nepal

YarnsandFibers News Bureau 2014-04-26 11:00:00 – KATHMANDU

Nepal celebrated its first Fashion Revolution Day on 24th April Thursday to build consumer awareness, raise standards and celebrate best practices to improve workers lives and the environment. More than 35 representatives of the fashion, textile and handicrafts industry in Nepal were present at the Kumbeshwar Technical School (KTS) in Lalitpur.

Participants also focused on the risk brought about by toxic wastewater generated by the fashion industry on the health of people and the environment. During the event, it also displayed a possible low cost solution to the problem. Through Hand Made Water, dyers can treat toxic waste water at an affordable price using locally available materials, products and labor.

As environmental manager, Prakash Amatya, Technical Advisor of HandMade Water, also explained it’s inexpensive, portable and simple to operate system that can be adapted to various site conditions and scaled to purify between 1,000-10,000 liters of waste water per day.

Those present were involved in the fun activity of modeling one item of their clothing by wearing it inside out and also uploading the pictures.

Fashion Revolution Day was an initiative to bring awareness of the fact that buying is only the last step, the clothes that are worn is an outcome of a long journey which involves many people.

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