Refashioning Activism

Refashioning activism is a video installation of different TV screens showcasing innovative sustainable African designers and initiatives reframing stereotypes of the continent along with a mini-film festival. 

The selection of designers, entrepreneurs, and filmmakers are elevating African textile and design onto the international fashion world stage.

Under the wings of Curator Sharifa Jamaldin, Fashion Revolution Belgium  present a series of films focusing on cultural appreciation, iconic figures, research, activism and systemic change. It is a tribute to communities, artisans, figures such as Thebe Magugu, IGC Fashion, Stella Jean, Avido, transforming, building, innovating in the African diaspora. These films evolve around African fashion and textile initiatives, exciting concepts around system change, climate justice, ethical practices and or creative activism. The attendant documentaries highlight stories that inspire, connect and build a diverse and better world. 

Fashion Revolution was established following the Rana Plaza disaster in 2013 and has since grown to become the largest fashion activism movement globally, working for positive change through research, education, and advocacy for fair, clean, and transparent fashion system. It is a global movement consisting of individuals, designers, academics, writers, business leaders, policymakers, brands, retailers, marketers, producers, makers, workers, and fashion lovers. Fashion Revolution has offices around the planet and country representatives across the African continent.

Production and Support:  Fashion Revolution Ghana, Fashion Revolution Nigeria, Fashion Revolution Madagascar, Fashion Revolution South Africa, Fashion Revolution Uganda, Fashion Revolution Kenya, Fashion Revolution Belgium, Sharifa Jamaldin, Eleftheria Athanasa, Ellen Haverhals, Thinking Threads, Nalla Tau