Who Made Your Clothes?

As Bicycle Opera prepares for the premiere of Juliet Palmer and Anna Chatteron’s Sweat, we’ve found some great collaborators who are joining the #FashionRevolution

Did you know this week is Fashion Revolution Week?

Fashion Revolution Week brings attention to the Rana Plaza factory collapse, where 1,138 people were killed and many more injured on the 24th April 2013 in Bangladesh. The #whomademyclothes campaign demands better transparency in the fast fashion chain. Tweet your label and follow the campaign.

Photo: Marc Bernhard

Introducing Jennifer Fukushima

We are thrilled to announce a new partnership with local Toronto designer Jennifer Fukushima.

We love her because all of her designs are made locally and by hand in small batches from natural and eco-conscious materials. She even strives for zero waste!

Jennifer is providing pieces from her collection that will be integrated into our costume design and we’ve been doing some fun behind-the-scenes stuff with her already!

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Our Sweat Image

Our cast members are wearing Jennifer’s Paralomis and Anemone tunics surrounded by some of the upcycled materials Jennifer uses in her reclaimed designs.

Photo: Dahlia Katz

Photo: Marc Bernhard

Model shots

Our cast had a blast modelling some of Jennifer’s designs in and around her studio for an afternoon. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram as we release the shots over the coming weeks.

Photo: Julie Riemersma

Here’s Jennifer’s philosophy:

“At Jennifer Fukushima, we make original clothing for unique women who want to feel like themselves at work and in play.  

We create clothing with a conscience so that you can feel good about your purchase.  All clothes are created locally in Canada by us and other local businesses.  

We source our fabrics from across the globe, giving special preference to sustainably grown and manufactured goods whenever possible. Natural fibres that come from the Earth are selected for their comfort, quality and resource renewability.  Our goal is to operate a zero waste environment.”

Take Action FAST

Bicycle Opera will be joining our new friends at #TakeActionFAST May 4 & 5 at the Great Hall in Toronto.You’ll hear a mini teaser of Sweat too!

Join us for the launch!

Add your voice to say you will pay 5% more for your clothes if retailers meet the F.A.S.T. conditions:

FAIR living wage
ADULT labour only
SAFE working conditions
No unpaid OVERTIME

Sign Petition

How You Can Get Involved For Fashion Revolution Week

  • Check out Fashion Revolution this week to learn about the people who make our clothes
  • Tweet #whomademyclothes with a picture of your label
  • Learn about local designers like Jennifer Fukushima who are manufacturing ethically and locally
  • Join Bicycle Opera at the #takeActionFAST event May 4 & 5 for mini Sweat teaser and the launch of this important campaign
  • Sign the letter at actionfast.org
  • Follow us as we prepare for the premiere of Sweat. We promise to keep you up to date on our exciting developments!