Where Do My Clothes Come From?
April 24th is Fashion Revolution Day. This date commemorates the 1134 deaths that occurred at the Rana Plaza collapse in Dhaka in 2013. It is the reminder that who makes your clothes matters. It reminds us that being fashionable can come at a price. But it doesn’t have to be that way. We can look good AND buy clothes in a socially responsible manner.
So what is socially responsible fashion? It is fashion made by workers who are treated well. It is made by people who earn a living wage. It calls attention to sweat shops, underpaid, maltreated workers and child labor. It’s a call to action. To ask #whomademyclothes and care about the answer.
The problems are many. For one, our consumerism culture teaches us that mass consumption and fast fashion are the norm. Secondly, we are not told who makes our clothes, or where they come from, or how those workers are treated. Out of site, out of mind, right? Thirdly, there is a the thought that ethically sourced fashion is either for crunchy hippie types, or that clothes made in the US or made in good working conditions have to be outrageously expensive.
Fashion Fairward aims to change these conceptions. We strive to provide you with resources to find trendy, fashionable clothes and accessories that are made in a way that we can feel proud.
Join the Fashion Revolution on 4/24. Post photos on social media tagged with #whomademyclothes and #fashionfairward. Ask the questions. Look for socially responsible fashion solutions and look amazing all the while!