- What a bargain!
- As customers press the buttons to purchase, they learn just a little bit about the human faces and global realities behind “cheap.” Such as, behind cheap tee-shirts, children working 16 hour days for pennies per hour.
- What happens next?....hmm, find out!
The header picture above is Maud Laurent of Ouanaminthe, Haiti. She is 24 years old and has been sewing pant pockets for the past five years. She says: “I had to drop out of school to make money but hope to go back some day and study computer science... Picture my smile when you see ‘Made in Haiti.’ My friends and I worked hard to make those pants.” (more on Maud's story here)
Fashion fact: one in six people around the world work in the clothing industry.
The international mega-corporations selling us our clothing literally do not know who makes the clothing—darn, shucks, that’s why they have no liability when a building collapses, killing a thousand-plus workers. (For example Rana Plaza factory, Bangladesh, 2013: over 3600 garment workers killed or injured in one incident.)
Fair Trade pioneers like Carry Somers founded Fashion Revolution to demand traceability and transparency in the production of our clothing. This is as basic as demanding an ingredient label on our food.
Fashion Revolution says, let’s ask the question: #WhoMadeMyClothes?
Want to learn more? Visit fashionrevolution.org.
Want to learn more and LAUGH? Here's John Oliver on why trendy clothes are cheaper than ever.