We all know that a many companies from developed countries produce the majority of their products in underdeveloped countries. In many cases this means exploitation and inequality. Out of almost 75 million people working in the textile industry, approximately 80% are women working in bad conditions in exchange for a very low wage.
Fashion Revolution, which is a global movement for a more sustainable textile industry, came about in 2013 to make known the stories behind the people who make clothes. It believes in and fights to radically change the way clothes are obtained so they are made safely, cleanly and fairly.
To achieve responsible sustainable fashion it must first be transparent.
To do so, the constant aim is to unify all the distributors, customers and companies which share this philosophy to achieve precisely that, i.e. transparency.
Fashion Revolution Week event from 22th to 28th April, coincides with the date the Rana Plaza building in Bangladesh collapsed, that is, 24th April 2013, killing around 1130 people, most of whom worked in textile factories.
This week centres on the campaign #whomademyclothes?, designed to encourage consumers to ask brands and retailers about the people who make the clothes they wear, and to demand greater transparency in their production processes. At the same time, we the companies undertake to answer all the questions with words and pictures.
Here are a few faces of the people who are a part of the process of making the clothes at Plazmalab