- Sat, Apr 16, 16
- Charlotte Peters
We have seen the stories on the news and we know that the fashion industry, at times, sacrifices workers pay and conditions to deliver the cheap clothes that ultimately customers demand. The majority of workers in these factories are woman and if you hazard to dig a bit deeper you will find that in some countries children are often employed in the cotton farms and the mills too. It’s shocking, and what’s more a lot of us, most probably unwittingly, will have been a part of that chain at some point.
Luckily, we can make a difference by being careful and researching the companies we buy from. Plus organisations such as Fashion Revolution and War on Want are working to raise awareness and encourage brands to be transparent about their sourcing and manufacturing process.
An initiative from Fashion Revolution that we will be supporting is #whomademyclothes. Fashion Revolution was born after the shocking disaster on 24 April 2013 in Dhaka Bangladesh when 1,134 people were killed and over 2,500 were injured during the Rana Plaza complex collapse.
#whomademyclothes has two main objectives: to encourage consumers to demand of brands “who made my clothes” and for brands to tell the stories and be open about the manufacturing process. So next week, from the 18th – 24th April we will be proud to bring you the story of Mini Street Style manufacturing and reveal the people behind our clothes.
For further details go to: www. fashionrevolution.org