Did you know?
The collapse of the Rana Plaza factory in Bangladesh has proved to be the worst ever industrial incident in the garment industry, killing 1,134 people and leaving thousands more injured. This tragedy brought worldwide attention to deathtrap workplaces within the garment industry.
4 years down, there still are many factories across the world that do not have health & safety regulations.
Who makes your clothes?
Because women make up 85 to 90% of garment factory workers, some employers force them to take birth control and routine pregnancy tests to avoid supporting maternity leave or providing appropriate health benefits.
Heard of Modern Day Slavery?
In developing countries, an estimated 168 million children aged 5 to 14 are forced to work in sweatshops.
As per The Global Slavery Index 2013, India tops the list of highest number of enslaved people. Bonded child labor, in particular, remains a prevalent practice in the South Indian garment industry.
Ever imagined why our farmers are committing suicide?
According to a report by Daily Mail, every 30 minutes an Indian farmer commits suicide as a result of GMO crops. In the last decade, more than 250,000 Indian farmers have killed themselves because of costly seeds and pesticides. Almost 80-90% of Indian farmers cultivate cotton as it is a cash crop.
What is the True Cost of Fashion?
Fashion Industry is the second largest polluting industry. Fast Fashion brands have changed the way we consume clothing leading to human and environmental exploitation.
But here’s the best part, only You can make this stop. Be the change.