Naughty or Nice

Stand with the women who make our clothes and demand big brands pay a living wage. For a number of years, along with other NGOs, ACRATH hs been advocating for fashion companies to pay their workers a living wage. This year, brands were asked by Oxfam Australia to commit to conducting a wage gap analysis,…

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2022 Ethical Fashion Guide

The Baptist World Aid 2022 Ethical Fashion Guide is here. Is your favourite brand ensuring their supply chain is ethical and sustainable? Which brands are protecting workers and the environmnet? According to Peter Keegan, Director of Advocacy at Baptist World Aid Australia, this year’s report shows that while there’s been some progress made by companies…

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Remembering Rana Plaza

April 24th 2022 marks the ninth anniversary of the collapse of the Rana Plaza building in Dhaka, Bangladesh. This building housed five garment factories. As a result of the collapse more than 1,130 people lost their lives and over 2,500 were injured. This event helped to highlighted issues of worker exploitation in the fashion industry.…

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Fashion Supply Chains

On 24th April 2013  the eight-story Rana Plaza building outside Dhaka, Bangladesh, collapsed, killing more than 1,100 people and injuring thousands of others. In 2021 there is a 1 in 4 chance that a cotton t-shirt you purchase is tainted by forced labour. Around the world, exploitation and forced labour are rife in fashion supply chains. In the…

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Ethical Fashion Choices

Consumers have the ability to send powerful message about human rights and sustainability by the choices that they make. This is particularly so when it comes to fashion. Do you know who makes your clothes? Are their working conditions safe? Are they paid a living wage? How many hours a day do they have to…

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Thought for November

Have you ever wondered about the impacts of fast fashion? When St Ursula’s College ‘Not 4 Sale’ students not only thought about it they took action. They arranged a clothes swap.  The swap encouraged students to think more about where their clothes come from, and the impact of fast fashion. It also asked them to…

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