Fashion Revolution Week
This week, April 18th – 24th, marks Fashion Revolution Week, a commemoration of the deadly collapse of Rana Plaza which brought to light treacherous truths in the fashion industry.
The senseless loss of lives that resulted form the horrendous working conditions and inefficient regulations of a garment factory in Bangladesh, were a wake-up call to the world that the cheap price tag of fast fashion indeed comes at a very high cost.
While things are getting better, the demand for cheap clothes is still directly correlated to human rights and labor abuse of garment workers including poor working and living conditions which leaves many, in particular women, vulnerable to sexual abuse. In addition to rampant human rights abuses, the fashion industry is the second most polluting industry of water after agriculture.
If you are reading this, chances are you are already aware of many many of these issues and this is the first step in being part of the Fashion Revolution. THANK YOU! If we truly care for human rights and the environment we must take care in how we wield our purchasing power within the fashion industry. But making these changes can seem daunting, expensive or ineffective.
All week long we will be sharing our tips for easy ways to align your actions with your values, as well as offering a big discount on a different bag model each day. We want to make it easy to honor the artisans who weave our bags, and get paid fair wages and safe working conditions, by making their work available to you at accessible prices.
Thank you for joining us in the Fashion Revolution!