A plea for sustainable fashion

This April is the four-year anniversary of the Rana Plaza collapse. 1,129 women and men died when the massive sewing factory they worked in fell apart around them. Stitchers, pattern makers, cutters and fabric weavers—people who do work so similar to ours, but on the other side of the world for pennies. They had no benefits, workplace safety, coffee breaks or overtime pay. If you look in the mirror you are likely wearing somethingThis April is the four-year anniversary of the Rana Plaza collapse. 1,129 women and men died when the massive sewing factory they worked in fell apart around them. Stitchers, pattern makers, cutters and fabric weavers—people who do work so similar to ours, but on the other side of the world for pennies. They had no benefits, workplace safety, coffee breaks or overtime pay. If you look in the mirror you are likely wearing something sewn in similar conditions. I wrote this article shortly after the collapse for my union’s newsletter and now I’d like to share it with you. Some things have changed since, but not nearly enough. Check out links after the article for ideas to help. sewn in similar conditions. I wrote this article shortly after the collapse for my union’s newsletter and now I’d like to share it with you. Some things have changed since, but not nearly enough. Check out links after the article for ideas to help.

Read More