Fashion Revolution Week was set up to commemorate the collapse of the Rana Plaza factory in Bangladesh which collapsed in 2013, killing over 1,000 workers and injuring many more.
Photo: The Guardian
When cracks appeared in the building in 2013 workers expressed concerns about the safety of the five story building. However, the building's owners ignored the warnings and ordered the workers to return the following day. The building collapsed in the morning rush hour killing 1,134 people, over half of whom were women and including many children who were in the nursery facilities at the time.
The Rana Plaza collapse is the deadliest garment factory collapse in history, but unfortunately it is not the only tragedy of the fashion industry. Even today the fashion industry is one of the most opaque and exploitative industries globally.
Photo: Fashion Revolution
Fashion Revolution Week is a chance to ask brands "Who Made My Clothes?" - to ask them to be transparent about their supply chain, the individuals employed in making their garments and the conditions in which those individuals work - the safety, hygiene, cleanliness, pay and more.
We are proud to be taking part in Fashion Revolution Week. This week all week on social media we are showcasing our supply chain - from fibres, to fabrics, to production and all the way to your front door.
We believe that doing good is just good business. We believe in operating transparently and fairly, and we are proud to be a business which makes a positive environmental, social and ethical impact.
All our swimwear is made from ECONYL® - a 100% regenerated nylon fibre made from fishing nets and other nylon waste - like these shown here. In a circular economy, waste is not wasted - instead these fishing nets are about to begin a new life.
Our swimwear combines high quality Italian bonded Lycra® from Italy with soft power mesh made in Germany. Both fabric manufacturers are Oeko-Tex® certified which means the fabrics and raw materials used are certified as being free of harmful chemicals and safe for human use.
We believe in honest quality and in knowing who made your clothes. We produce our swimwear in a small factory in East London which prides itself on premium craftsmanship in a safe working environment.
We only work with environmentally and socially responsible suppliers, manufacturers and partners who pay fairly, use chemicals safely and minimise waste where possible.
Want to know more about our supply chain or how your swimwear is made? Get in touch - we're always happy to share more details.
We've developed our unique Muse Measurement sizing system to offer a comfortable, sleek and sculpting fit, whatever your shape or size.
We know that no two “size 12” bodies are the same, so our sizing is tailored to three different body shapes:
Step One: Pick your usual UK dress size from 8-20.
Step Two: Pick your bust size based on our Muse Measurements system:
|BRA CUP SIZE||AA - B||C - E||F - HH|
So if you typically wear a UK size 14 and wear a 34A bra, you’d order a 14 Hepburn. Likewise if you’re a UK size 10 and wear a 30F bra, you’d order a 10 Hendricks.
All our pieces are designed to offer stretch. However, if you’re in between sizes we recommend sizing up.
If you are very long in the body, we also recommend going up a dress size to offer additional length.
Our Swimbras & Swim Crops are designed to fit snugly so that you feel 100% secure as you move. We have developed a precise Bikini Sizing System to help you identify your correct size.
|BIKINI TOP SIZING||Cup Size|
Band Size (inches)
|26-28||8 Hepburn||8 Monroe||8 Hendricks|
|28-30||10 Hepburn||10 Monroe||10 Hendricks|
|30-32||12 Hepburn||12 Monroe||12 Hendricks|
|34-36||14 Hepburn||14 Monroe||14 Hendricks|
|38-40||16 Hepburn||16 Monroe||16 Hendricks|
|42-44||18 Hepburn||18 Monroe||18 Hendricks|
All our knickers come in standard UK dress sizes from size 8 - 18.
We currently offer all bikinis in sizes 8-18 and all swimsuits in sizes 8-20.
We are very aware that our size range is still relatively limited. We’re a small independent brand, and have focused initially on offering a highly comprehensive and effective set of products to women who wear dress sizes 8-20.
However we are very responsive to demand. If you would like to see more sizes in different types of products please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org - we'd love to hear from you.
For example, when we first launched back in June 2017 we tested customer demand for our products in sizes 8-16. So many of you got in touch to say that you were interested in our swimwear but needed larger sizes that within six months we expanded our size range up to UK size 20. We're really listening to you.
Any questions or want to check your size in more detail? Get in touch via email@example.com.