April 24 2019 marks the sixth anniversary of the collapse of the Rana Plaza in Bangladesh. Over 1,100 garment workers lost their lives and many more were maimed for life. Now, 6 years later what has changed?
The reality is that many garment workers are still being undervalued and under paid. Workers trying to campaign for a living wage are being attacked and intimidated. The current average wage for garment workers is $22 (£17) a week, less than 45 cents (35p) an hour. The human rights of all workers should be respected with safe working conditions, a living wage and freedom from exploitation. Read more…
During Fashion Revolution Week (22nd -28th April) you are invited to ask #whomademyclothes. Send an email to fashion brands asking for information about their supply chain. Raise awareness on social media by thanking the people #whomademyclothes. For more information about being a Fashion Revolutionary click here.