Updated: Apr 5
Clothing Poverty Awareness Week first came about in 2020 as Sharewear Clothing Scheme's extension of Clothing Poverty Awareness Day 9th June, which they created in 2018.
The hidden scandal of clothing deprivation needs a week-long spotlight to highlight the multiple complex impacts on people's lives caused by not being able to fully access their Right to Clothing.
It's also a week to highlight the fact that, with one rubbish truck of textiles going to landfill globally each second, there is absolutely no reason for anyone to lack adequate clothes for themselves and their families.
It's a focussed week of opportunities to call out brands and manufacturers on their dumping and incineration of unsold stock, as well as on their own pay and conditions for workers in their supply chain, many of whom are in poverty themselves.
In 2023, the Right to Clothing Network are co-hosting the awareness week alongside Sharewear Clothing Scheme, with a variety of events, actions and announcements lined up for the week. To take part officially and receive the digital assets for use in the week, please register using the form below. If you are planning an event to help make a success of the week, please include as many details as possible so that we can showcase your event across our social media channels and on this website.
REGISTER TO HOST AN EVENT DURING CLOTHING POVERTY AWARENESS WEEK