Inside-out day marks disaster

Lord Mayor Dee Sinclair with, from left, World Fair Trade Organisation associate Judith Condor-Vidal, Oxfam’s ethical trades manager Rachel Wilshaw and Tiffany Saunders, of Oxford Fashion Week. Picture: OX66745 Damian Halliwell

Lord Mayor Dee Sinclair with, from left, World Fair Trade Organisation associate Judith Condor-Vidal, Oxfam’s ethical trades manager Rachel Wilshaw and Tiffany Saunders, of Oxford Fashion Week. Picture: OX66745 Damian Halliwell Buy this photo

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THE Lord Mayor was among those wearing their clothes inside-out at Oxford Town Hall yesterday.

The tospy-turvy dressing was to mark the anniversary of the Bangladesh sweatshop disaster.

A year on from the collapse of the Rana Complex, which killed 1,133 factory workers, Fashion Revolution Day aimed to increase awareness of employment conditions faced by many workers across the globe.

Lord Mayor Dee Sinclair said: “I wore my Lord Mayor’s gown inside out, there were some bemused visitors but it was a good reminder we ought to be more aware of where our clothes come from.”

People were asked to think about the origins of their clothes.

Campaigners also want more transparency from leading clothing brands.

The day was organised in conjunction with Oxfam, Oxford Fashion Week and the World Fair Trade Organisation.

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