Today is Fashion Revolution Day.
But what is it about?
Fashion Revolution Day is being held on the 24th of April every year. This date is significant as it is the anniversary in which 1133 people were killed and 2500 injured in Dhaka Bangladesh when the Rana Plaza garment factory complex collapsed.
The complex housed 3 clothing factories and it is said that up to 6,000 workers worked there at one time. The factories produced garments for major international retailers in the UK, America and Europe. Just a day before the collapse, the building was briefly evacuated when cracks appeared in the walls. However, workers were later allowed back in or told to return by the factory owners.
The tragedy unveiled the true consequences of how supplying cheap fashion to consumers in the West meant that the people making the clothes in Bangladesh were being subjected to dangerous working conditions.
Fashion Revolution Day is a day to raise awareness to consumers, governments and factory owners of the true costs of cheap fast fashion and its disastrous side effects.
We support transparency in the fashion industry and paying garment workers a fair wage where ever they are.
We know who makes our clothes. Do you?
We think this video made by Fashion Revolution sums up why it is so important to be curious about where your clothes come from.