Global advocacy organization Remake has made its mission of fighting for fair pay and climate justice in fashion even stronger with the launch of its inaugural Fellowship. Announced in line with Women’s History Month, the program comprises 24 female-identifying fashion industry trailblazers ready to disrupt the pollutive and exploitative practices of the industry.
Co-created with veteran model and activist Cameron Russell, Remake’s Fellowship Program seeks to “Equip and inspire creatives to find their place in the movement for a more just and sustainable fashion industry.” During the year-long scheme, the selected group of powerhouse women will come together to co-create and further their knowledge of fashion’s inefficiencies, inspiring them to use their influential platforms and networks to create positive systemic change.
Upon announcing the initiative, Remake highlighted how fashion production emits 4-8% of global carbon emission annually and employs millions of women (mostly of color) in unsafe working conditions and poverty wages worldwide. The organization added: “As a women-led advocacy organization, we aim to lead collective action to fix the industry’s pollutive and exploitative practices. We hope to transform fashion by advocating towards smarter legislation to regulate brands, but we can’t do it alone.”
Remake’s “Class of 2023” ranges from models to casting directors, publicists and stylists, who have all signed on “to help Remake educate and advocate for a better fashion industry.” The line-up comprises 23-year-old award-winning environmental activist Maya Penn, pre-eminent creative Francesca Burns and model Edie Campbell. The rest of the names include Aditi Mayer, Erin Allweiss, Jazzmine Carthon, Lindsey Coffey, Rachael Wang, Teresa Moore, Grace Mahary, Christiana Tien Tran, Andreea Diaconu, Áine Rose Campbell, Arizona Muse, Angel Chang, Clare Richardson, Rebecca Harris, Guinevere van Seenus, Rebecca Roberts, Jenny Friedberg, Juana Burga and Naomi Shimada.
To learn more about Remake’s newly-announced Fellowship initiative and its members for the 2023 round, you can visit the the organization’s official website. In other fashion-adjacent environmental news, California is proposing legislation to make circularity mandatory.