From April 23rd through April 29th this year we celebrate Fashion Revolution Week.
Why? Because five years ago this week, on April 24th, 2013, the Rana Plaza factory collapsed in Bangladesh and killed 1,138 people. While it was a horrible tragedy, many factories are doing a great job taking care of their workers. We have a lot of hope that more and more will fall into that category over the years to come.
Fashion Revolution created the hashtag #WhoMadeMyClothes as a marketing tool to bring awareness of the issue to the masses (many of which had never been confronted with the problems before) and to demand more transparency in the industry.
In addition to the powerful hashtag, they are an entirely global movement. Founded by the movers and shakers of the fashion industry, it’s comprised of designers, academics, writers, retailers, and so many more. It’s people all over the world who love fashion, but are equally passionate about the people and the environment that drive it.
Here at Unique Batik, the artisans who craft our beautiful products are what it’s all about. Ensuring they are paid fair wages to provide for their families and that they can practice their craft in a safe work environment has always been at the core of what we do.
We thought we would introduce you to some of them within this post. This is #WhoMadeYourClothes from Ghana, Guatemala, and Thailand.
We look forward to sharing more about the process behind your clothes on our blog. If you have any questions at all about the artisans we work with, please reach out!
Happy #FashionRevolution week! Venture forth with good karma on your body.