Who made my clothes is a question everyone of us should be asking themselves because it's a very important question. We often take for granted the convenience of today's shopping culture. As a society we rarely think about the person behind the production of the garment we are wearing or about to purchase. Many of those making our clothing are not earning a fair wage and are working in horrible working conditions. This is tolerated in many developing countries because it's the only work they can get, but this does not make it right. How are we going to change the way the fashion industry plays ball? How can we hold high-street brands accountable for their actions and the treatment of people throughout the entire supply chain process? We start asking that important question, who made my clothes?
Fashion Revolution Day started on 24 April, 2014 after the horrible Rana Plaza catastrophe in Dhaka, Bangladesh where 1133 died and 2500 were injured sewing garments of many of your high-street brands. On 24 April, every year millions from around the world join together and ask that important question, Who made my clothes? By asking this question, we are challenging the fashion industry to man up and take responsibility for its actions and to start becoming aware of the working conditions behind all the glam.
Join many of us this Friday, 24 April by taking a photo of yourself with turing your clothing inside out and holding a sign asking the question, who made my clothes. The tag on your clothing is not telling the whole story, this is why we want to be more informed and bring more awareness to the world! Instagram this photo and use the hashtag: #fash_rev and #whomademyclothes? and make sure to tag those big high street retailers. We want them to know we care!!!!!
There are many events happening all over London this Friday, check out Fashion Revolutions website for a current list of events in your area. Get involved! Start asking questions!!!!