Fashion Revolution Day prompts the question: #whomademyclothes?
Fashion Revolution Day asks consumers to question their favorite brands over where and how their apparel has been produced.
Friday marks the second anniversary of the Rana Plaza factory collapse in Dhaka, Bangladesh, that killed 1,133 people and injured more than 2,500. It was this tragic event that caused two women in the UK to take action.
“We knew a disaster like this was going to happen,” Orsola de Castro, cofounder of Fashion Revolution Day, tells Mashable. “There were workers complaining about the infrastructure for months but were threatened with being fired if they did not show up to work.
I worked in a wearable art store on clothing-conscious Capitol Hill in DC. If something was inexpensive and not made in America, it went to the back room. If it was made in the US, it wasn’t inexpensive. People asked #WhoMadeMyClothes? When they saw the price tag for fair-trade clothing, they usually hung it back up and walked away.
This is the full story, as it has evolved over the past two years. Well worth a read and a pause.
(The shop is no longer in business.)