You may have heard a whisper on the wind or perhaps a shout from the rooftops, next week is Fashion Revolution Week, the week that we ask #whomademyclothes. This is when we hold clothing brands accountable for the treatment of their employees.
The 24th of April 2018 marks 5 years since the collapse of the Rana Plaza garment worker factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh where 1,138 people were killed and over 2500 were injured. This is a terrible tragedy that could have easily been prevented. As the cracks in the walls appeared in the complex’s downstairs shops and bank, the building was evacuated, but the upstairs garment factory workers were forced to come back to work. On that very day during the morning rush, the building collapsed and in the most morbid of ways, history was made.
We love fashion, but we don’t want our clothes to come at the cost of people or our planet.
- Fashion Revolution
With Fashion Revolution at the helm, we encourage you to ask your favourite labels #whomademyclothes and demand greater transparency in the fashion supply chain. By uncovering the working conditions of garment factory workers and putting a human face to the clothing that we wear, we can help to prevent another disaster like Rana Plaza from occurring.
All information was sourced from Fashion Revolution (thank you!), who are a wealth of knowledge and have many amazing resources available to use.