On April 24th 2013, in Dhaka, Bangladesh, the Rana Plaza collapsed which caused the death of 1138 textile workers and injured many more. Since then, the Fashion Revolution movement campaigns for a clean, safe, fair, transparent and accountable fashion industry.

For the 8th anniversary of the tragedy, Fashion Revolution Week focused on the interconnectedness of human rights of the rights of nature.

For the last few years, IFA Paris showed its commitment to the fashion revolution by taking part in various events. This year, together with ISLA Collective, a market place where vintage and second-hand clothes are reworked into unique pieces by independent artists, IFA Paris organized a contest opened to everybody for which a capsule collection was to be created based on upcycling for the fashion revolution week.

This competition, open to all residents in the Paris region, whether they were IFA Paris’ student or not was created to come together as a community to create a better fashion industry, more sustainable and ethical.

During the whole week, workshops and masterclasses were organised, during which participants could learn how to create a capsule collection with upcycling techniques.

The participants were spread in different teams and each team could present their collection to a jury composed of IFA Paris, ISLA Collective and Fashion Revolution representatives whose goal was to select the winning team.

Limonade, the team composed of Nicole Moore and Helena Carter, second year students of IFA Paris Bachelor Fashion Design & Technology and Alix Villemaud an Architecture student at ENSAPLV were selected by the jury.

They are now continuing to develop and are in the process of making the upcycled collection which will be later sold online through ISLA Collective, defining their marketing strategies and connect as a new brand.

Their upcycled collection is expected to be launched this summer.

Let’s change the fashion industry all together!