Today’s the 5th anniversary of Rana Plaza where over 1,000 lives were lost in a fast fashion garment factory. Please, please ask the tough questions like who made your clothes. Demand transparency. Value people.
This week is an incredibly important week! It's Fashion Revolution Week. Unfortunately, this is probably not something you'll see in the news or mainstream media here in the U.S., but it is a week that should be celebrated. Each year Fashion Revolution week takes place in order to remember the tragedy of Rana Plaza and raise awareness for the change we can create in the fashion industry. This year marks the fifth anniversary of the Rana Plaza collapse. Rana Plaza was a garment factory in Bangladesh that collapsed in 2013, killing over 1100 workers.
The Fabric Social works through collaborative partnerships in India & Myanmar turning unique fabrics into fashionable garments. By partnering and providing business for existing women run co-ops, The Fabric Social is able to help co-ops expand, offering safe working conditions and fair payment to more women in these communities.
While working and living in India, The Fabric Social co-founders, Fiona and Sharna were inspired by the beautiful fabrics they encountered. As they learned more about the labor intensive process to make the stunning fabrics, they wanted to support the dedicated women in this trade.
Dynamikos creates bold, thoughtfully designed eyewear and uses 20% of net profits to invest in humanitarian and environmental conservation efforts through their non-profit partnerships.
ShareHope is a people oriented activewear brand empowering garment workers in Haiti. Profits from their ethically made leggings are reinvested into educational and health focused social programs, furthering the growth of garment workers and creating bright futures for Haitian workers.
After living in Nashville for four years and running The Honest Consumer for two, I've learned about so many wonderful businesses that have a positive impact on this city and beyond. If you live in Nashville or are traveling to Nashville, I encourage you to check out some of these amazing places.
Founded in 2015, The Fair Trade Fashion Show is a nonprofit striving to educate consumers, shine a light on ethical fashion, and raise awareness of certain social issues. Fair Trade Fashion Shows are hosted in the Los Angeles area featuring a variety of fair trade brands, while raising money for anti-trafficking organizations.