With Fashion Revolution Week commencing tomorrow (24th-30th April) it is the perfect opportunity to ask #whomademyclothes?
The week poignantly falls at the same time every year on the anniversary of the Rana Plaza factory collapse, the deadliest disaster in the history of the garment industry.
The reality is that so few of us know who made our clothes, how much they get paid or what their working conditions are like.
And to tell you the truth? We are all to blame. We are a society that loves a bargain. How many times have you rejoiced when you managed to buy the latest season’s “on trend” item as cheaply as possible? I know I have.
Yet never do we stop and ask ourselves why these clothes are so cheap.
In a world where the price of everything rises over time in line with inflation, what we are actually finding is that the price of fashion is falling.
In main this is driven down by the mass production of clothing overseas where there is such little transparency – not only do we not know who made our clothes but far too often the brands behind them do not know who made them either.
But there is some good news because, as a consumer of fashion, you can make a difference! This week be part of the Fashion Revolution, a global movement of people using the power of fashion to change the world, in any one of six ways:
Follow me on instagram this week where I’ll be sharing some of my favourite ethical fashion pieces such as this gorgeous green felt jumper from Stella McCartney, a brand that has become synonymous with eco-luxury fashion.
How will you be making a difference? Let me know in the comments section below!