From the Fashion Revolution website: FR is a global movement that runs all year, celebrating fashion as a positive influence, raising awareness of the fashion industry’s most pressing issues, showing that change is possible and celebrating those who are on a journey to create a more ethical and sustainable future for fashion. Fashion Revolution Week is the #whomademyclothes campaign in April, which falls on the anniversary of the Rana Plaza factory collapse, which killed 1,138 people and injured many more on April 24th, 2013. There were five garment factories in Rana Plaza all manufacturing clothing for big global brands. The victims were mostly young women.
80% of the people who make clothes globally are women, ages 18-35.
However, the majority of the people who makes clothes for the global market live in poverty, unable to afford life’s basic necessities. Many are subject to exploitation; verbal and physical abuse, working in unsafe and dirty conditions, with very little pay.
Our clothes have a devastating environmental impact too. The chemicals used to grow, dye, launder and treat our clothes end up polluting rivers. Read our Why Organic blog post here.
As citizens and consumers — our questions, our voices, our shopping habits can have the power to help change things for the better. We are the driver of trends. Every time we buy something, we’re voting with our wallet.
Fashion Revolution encourages as many people as possible to join the Fashion Revolution by asking brands and retailers #whomademyclothes. Brands and producers are encouraged to respond with the hashtag #imadeyourclothes and to demonstrate transparency in their supply chain.
That is why we joined forces with Groceries Apparel creating high quality custom blanks manufactured locally in Los Angeles, CA. They provide seed to skin traceability while empowering human beings through fair-trade, fair conditions and fair treatment across its entire supply chain.
We are joining the global movement for #FashionRevolution by launching a brand new capsule collection locally made in Los Angeles using 100% GOTS certified organic cotton, low-impact dyes and eco-friendly vegan inks.
Here is a photo of Julio & Francisca who are employees at Groceries and took part in making our new organic collection.
FASHION REVOLUTION IS A GLOBAL MOVEMENT
CALLING FOR A FAIRER, SAFER, CLEANER,
MORE TRANSPARENT FASHION INDUSTRY
We want to let our customer know when you support our business and others taking part in Fashion Revolution you are supporting women, you are supporting human rights, you are supporting better environmental standards and your health.
Let’s create a better place to thrive and live in the world by sending a message!
Learn more about the Rana Plaza collapse and the fashion industry by watching the documentary True Cost.
Visit FashionRevolution.org to get educated.
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Our non-organic blanks supplier manufactures locally in Los Angeles as well and is certified by Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production (WRAP), an independent, non-profit team of global social compliance experts.