Two years ago, on 24th April, 1,133 people died and over 2,000 people were injured in the Rana Plaza factory collapse in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Thanks to unsafe and unethical working conditions to produce clothes for us in the West. There isn’t just a human cost to cheap clothes, but an environmental one as well. Enough is enough. We need to know #whomademyclothes and hold brands accountable. Fashion Revolution Day is all about making sure the fashion industry ‘values people, the environment, creativity and profit in equal measure’. You can find out more on the Fashion Revolution website.
This is me, enjoying a walk with Poppy, wearing my favourite top from People Tree, safe in the knowledge that it’s ethically made, just like my favourite dress. This is one of the reasons I love People Tree, because they make regular trips with the design team to meet its producers or to measure social impact. This makes sure that every aspect of the supply chain meets the standards that are at the core of People Tree.
So what can you do about it? Well, why not ask your favourite brands #whomademyclothes? Here’s what you can do:
Let’s make the fashion industry a fairer one for everyone!