In this day and age a lot of the things we use every single day has taken a huge toll on our planet. Most of us make an effort to buy fairtrade and organic foods as much as we can. I do believe that we are missing one aspect of trying to help the planet though. Our clothes is a much bigger part of environmental destruction than most of us even know. Our clothes have a long way to go from raw material to the shelves in our stores. It's not strange in any way though. Most brands won't admit how hurtful their clothing is to the environment and to those who make them. Approximately 75 million people work to make our clothes. 80% of them are women between the ages of 18 and 35. On 24 April 2013, the Rana Plaza building in Bangladesh collapsed. 1,138 people died and another 2,500 were injured, making it the fourth largest industrial disaster in history. There were five garment factories in Rana Plaza all manufacturing clothing for big global brands. The victims were mostly young women. Fashion Revolution is a movement who is working for a better planet and better work conditions for those we take for granted. These workers are being harassed at work and being forced to work long shifts for virtually no money in dangerous buildings for our sake. Every little bit helps. Think twice and go to http://fashionrevolution.org/ to read more and get involved.
"FASHION SHOULD FEEL GOOD.
Much of the global fashion industry is opaque, exploitative and environmentally damaging and desperately needs revolutionary change. We love fashion, but we don’t want our clothes to come at the cost of people or our planet." - http://fashionrevolution.org/