Who Made My Clothes?
On 24 April 2013 over 1,000 people, predominantly women, died sewing clothes you could be wearing. Rana Plaza in Bangladesh, an eight storey building authorised to be only four stories, collapsed on this day. Mostly women were locked in and forced to work or lose their jobs, even though the building had signs of large cracks in the days leading up to the tragedy. This collapse opened the eyes of what goes on behind the scenes to make that shirt you buy for $5.
The outrage following, gave birth to Fashion Revolution by Carry Somers and Orsola de Castro, now a global force. Australia has its own Fashion Revolution page too.
So around the world there are events to remember the Rana Plaza tragedy, to turn it into a positive force towards ethical manufacturing and educate consumers that we can be fashionable without harming humans and the environment.
Brisbane has its own weekend event starting tonight!
As you can see you can come and be styled by myself or Leah of Unmaterial girl fame on Sunday. Come along.