Three years ago this week, on April 24, 2013, 1,134 people were killed and 2,500 injured when the clothing factory, Rana Plaza complex, collapsed in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
There are thousands more places around the world where children and adults are still forced to work in unsafe places and for far less money than is fair.
Fashion Revolution Week, April 18-24, is a time for people from all over the world to come together, question, protest, and make our voices heard. Route exists to raise awareness, to provide alternatives, and to support organizations that are changing the status quo that hurts so many. We are SO proud to work with so many partner groups that care so deeply about their makers.
So, what can we/you do this week and beyond? Ask hard questions. Find out where your clothes are made. Go online and ask #whomademyclothes. Purchase secondhand, purchase ethically.
Here’s more info on how to join the revolution: http://fashionrevolution.org/