Is there a certain clause that excludes textile workers from receiving human rights? Nope! The construct of fast fashion is per se a violation of human rights. We want to change this. Like every year around Fashion Revolution Week, we support the Bangladeshi National Garment Workers Federation. We could already collect almost 25,000€ for NGWF. And this year again, we need your help. The best way to achieve the greatest impact is to work together, right?
Just imagine, the only choice for textile workers is getting infected or going hungry. What does the downtime of sewing machines mean for families when textile workers have to feed an average of five additional people from their wages?
Or the other evil: where fast fashion production continues without any sort of hygiene concepts. For many, a corona infection seems less life-threatening than the dire prospect of losing their job. Unreal isn’t it?
The construct of fast fashion is per se, a violation of human rights and with the pandemic over our heads, this has only escalated further. Covid-19 in producing countries of the global south is a real humanitarian crisis. We have produced this video in 2016. But is has never been more relevant than today.
1,138 people died & to this day not even a memorial plaque
In 2013, the eight-story building ‘Rana Plaza’, in which many many textile production facilities have manufactured, collapsed. To this day, the site remains without any sort of memorial plaque, which in itself is a symbol. Dusty labels scattered on the empty building site in Savar, are the sole reminder that 1,138 people died here and another 2,500 were injured, whilst making cheap clothes for the West.
The best way to achieve the greatest impact is together. For every comment underneath our post to Fashion Revolution Week on the 24th, the day when ‘Rana Plaza’ collapsed, we donate 1€ to NGWF and place a memorial plaque on social media for ‘Rana Plaza’.
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Anyone who criticizes, should have solutions ready, right?
Fair fashion is only fair when each and everyone within the supply chain is treated fairly. So here we go: This is how we make fashion, that causes change for people:
CEO, MARTIN HÖFELER