JOIN US IN THE FASHION REVOLUTION
A little over seven years ago, the world woke up to the dark reality of the Rana Plaza factory collapse. This factory building in Bangladesh collapsed caused by a structural failure combined with poor safety compliance, meaning that the carrying capacity of the building was knowingly too low. During the aftermath, clothing labels from fast fashion brands were found in the ruins, providing a rough wake-up call for the brands that had failed to keep track of their supply chain partners. This preventable disaster, with a death toll of over a thousand factory workers, outraged fashion consumers and ignited the discussion about the responsibility of businesses regarding their entire supply chain.
Each year since the event, the Rana Plaza collapse is remembered through the Fashion Revolution Week. During this week, consumers are urged to become activists for supply chain transparency in the fashion industry through using social media to ask their favorite fashion brands one question: “Who made my clothes?”. This week marks the 7th Fashion Revolution Week. Especially now, while most of the world is facing the COVID-19 pandemic in isolation, the people who make our clothes should not be forgotten.
As big news outlets like Bloomberg News report that major fashion brands have once again failed their workers by carelessly cancelling order, the garment workers have to face COVID-19 without income or safety net. Given the situation, garment workers are likely to be hit extremely hard by the crises.