CALL TO ACTION : DEMO organised by

Kulturersatz,
INKOTA-netzwerk, the Clean Clothes Campaign Berlin Action Group

 

((( FASHION INDUSTRY – WAKE UP! )))

 

PRO TRASHION, FOR FAIR FASHION
AGAINST FASHION TERROR AND EXPLOITATION

From 5 till 10 pm
on Saturday 12th July 2014

Meeting Point:

5pm Friedrichstr.
at Subground station "franzosische Str."

We will be marching and dancing
the length of the shopping mile Friedrichstraße.

Final Proclamation:
Airport Tempelhof, Platz der Luftbrücke


WE’RE CALLING FOR

… the upholding of employment, ethical and environmental standards!
… a living wage for all workers in the fashion supply chain
… more transparency in the production of clothing!

WE’RE AGAINST

... Fashion Terror and the exploitation of people and the planet in clothing production!
… forced labour, child labour, poverty wages and the violent suppression of unionisation!

WE EXPECT!

... more transparency for consumers about fashion’s supply chain!
... responsible trade practices from suppliers and brands!

The Fashion Industry needs to wake up, BIG TIME!
And so with a healthy dose of bassy beats, a colourful spectacle and some determined words
we will act as their much-needed alarm.

Dress Code:

Please come in Trash Costume or with other fancy freaky fair Wear!
"I'd rather go nacked"

Rally Speeches:

Berndt Hinzmann / INKOTA, Kampagne für Saubere Kleindung
Helen Gimber / Kampagne für Saubere Kleindung
Dorothée Decker / Kampagne für Saubere Kleindung
Dr. Sascha Müller, Kulturersatz
...to be continued...

DJs and Performances
Eulenhaupt / 3000° Rec. , Acker Rec
robcop3000
Niemand & Keiner feat. Baba Sikander
seven / drumnbassnpunk
... to be continued...

Background

As consumers these days, we have little idea about how, where and by who are clothes are made, about whether or not workers’ basic human rights have been respected during the complex production process. The sad truth is that working conditions in the global Textile Industry’s production hot spots, like China, Bangladesh and elsewhere are, more often than not, appalling.

Fashion Brands may like to paint a different picture but the reality is that the exploitation of workers is commonplace and child labour is far from being resigned to the history books. Forced overtime, little to no health and safety and wages so low you can’t even afford to feed your family are only the beginning of the story. With this principally happening in the so-called developing- and newly industrialised countries it’s easy for Head Offices in the west to look the other way. In our eyes, that amounts to a form of terror; Fashion Terror.

WE SAY: ENOUGH ALREADY!

A new era is dawning. We want the Fashion Industry to at long last, wake up! With this demo organised on the last day of Berlin Fashion Week, our message is for the Week’s organisers and all the industry visitors attending ‘Premium’, ‘Bread and Butter’ and the other trade shows. We will keep on demonstrating until all fashion industry players are playing fair.

 

Calling of action:

Kulturersatz, bridge-it!
INKOTA-netzwerk
Clean Clothes Campaign Aktionsgruppe Berlin

Supporter:

La Loquita
Tatendrang
Tanz und Klang Kollektiv
Trial and Error

You are invited to get involved, march with us, dance with us and mobilise the masses!

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