Who Made My Clothes?
Have you ever asked yourself #WhoMadeMyClothes? In the light of sad news involving garment makers trapped in factories with no fire exits, exploited labourers working 14 hour shifts in cotton mills, children making shoes non stop in faraway countries, have you ever thought they could be the ones making the clothes you are wearing this very moment?
According to the Global Slavery Index 45,8 million people are enslaved today, many of them in the supply chains of the omnipotent fashion industry. 80% of garment workers are women, who often have to leave their children with relatives in order to make a living for their family. The fashion industry is among the ten most polluting industries, together with the obvious suspects like the oil industry. Toxic dyes dumped in rivers in China, pesticides & chemicals used in cotton production, not to mention that around 85% of our collective clothing is ending up in landfills instead of it being recycled or donated.
On 24 April 2013, 1,134 people were killed and over 2,500 were injured when the Rana Plaza complex collapsed in Dhaka, Bangladesh in what is considered to be the deadliest accidental structural failure in modern human history. That’s when Fashion Revolution was born.
There are now over 90 countries worldwide taking part in Fashion Revolution. Every year Fashion Revolution Week brings people from all over the world together to use the power of fashion to change the story for the people who make the world’s clothes. We believe transparency is the first step to transform the industry. And it starts with one simple question: Who made my clothes?
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Fashion Revolution is only nine years old and already the world’s largest fashion activism movement.
We will continue to push for greater transparency through investigative research,
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