Do you ever ask yourself, “who made my clothes?” If you haven’t before, you really should now. Three years ago, after the horrible Rana Plaza accident, I couldn’t bear to shop irresponsibly anymore. Was I contributing to the death of these people by wearing cheap clothes?
You may have seen the web already being bombarded by the Fashion Revolution campaign to make consumers begin thinking that a human being just like you made the apparel you’re wearing. We need to humanize fashion more. I admit the campaign is a little commercialized, but they’re bringing attention to something HUGE.
We need to start demanding brands to treat the people at all levels of their production line with the same justice and equality that they would want for themselves and their own families, to start recognizing who makes the clothes (no matter where they are made), provide fair wages, and even urge all online retailers to adequately label where the clothes they sell are made. I’m tired of seeing places label their clothing as coming from “Imported” and you should too. You as a consumer also have to start scaling back the endless consumption that fills garbage dumps with discarded clothing. Read this WGSN article HERE to read a little more on how to shop responsibly within the high street retailers.