APRIL 24, 2013 - 1,134 PEOPLE KILLED, MORE THAN 2,500 OTHERS INJURED IN THE COLLAPSE OF THE RANA PLAZA BUILDING IN DHAKA, BANGLADESH.
All were workers manufacturing clothing for big global fashion brands.
The victims mostly young women. No one should die for fashion.
Fashion Revolution was founded in the wake of the disaster, which was the fourth largest industrial disaster in history.
With an aim to help people recognise that they have the power to make positive change - changing people's attitudes towards fashion and to demand change in the industry.
Taken from https://www.fashionrevolution.org:
RIGHTS, RELATIONSHIPS AND REVOLUTION
"We cannot continue to extract dwindling resources from an already stressed natural world, pollute our land and our oceans, fall far short of climate change targets and dump our waste on the shoulders of countries we have culturally depleted. Nor can we continue to allow big business to profit whilst supply chain workers struggle to live in dignity.
At Fashion Revolution, we believe we need a radical shift in our relationships – our relationships with each other, with our clothes, within fashion supply chains and with the natural world. We need this revolution for our own prosperity and wellbeing, and for the health of our earth and our oceans. And it’s already starting to happen. Covid-19 has prompted growing numbers of people to reassess what’s meaningful in their lives. We have begun to reimagine the values at the essence of a new fashion system and explore new relationships with our clothing.
[...] we need environmentalists, human rights groups, industry, governments, unions and citizens to work together to ensure that human rights and the rights of nature are addressed in unison. Collaboration and mutual support are essential, because we are more powerful voices for change when we all work together.
Now is the time for a fashion revolution."
It's not as simple as boycotting your favourite fast fashion store, it's a complex chain with a domino effect usually with those at the bottom of the supply chain that suffer from the effects the most.
At A KIND CLOTH, we strive to find fabrics that have an ethical supply chain from farm to consumer. Choosing fibres that have been farmed sustainably under schemes and certifications put into place to ensure the welfare and safety to all involved. Ensuring we don't put unnecessary further strain on the environment.
Every choice we make makes a difference.
As an avid supporter of the Fashion Revolution, I cannot recommend their resources enough! Please do visit https://www.fashionrevolution.org and see how you can get involved and inspire others to make positive change.