April 24th is the two year anniversary of the Rana Plaza disaster in Bangladesh in which over 1,000 people were killed in the collapse of a garment factory.
Victims of the disaster and their families still have not been fully compensated and, despite public outrage, the industry is still in need of transformation.
Some of the first steps in this transformation are accountability and transparency. As a coalition that calls itself the Fashion Revolution explains, “By asking consumers, designers, brands, and all those who care to ask a simple question, ‘Who made my clothes?’ we envisage a change in perspective that will lead to a deeper understanding.”
This year on April 24th join the Global Day of Action and call for a fashion revolution. Here are some ways you can get involved:
- Find or plan a demonstration demanding brands compensate victims and sign the Bangladesh Accord as the first step to ensuring this never happens again. We’d love to see your pictures from your demonstration. Our twitter handle is @fairworldprj.
- Write to Walmart and Children’s Place and ask them to fully compensate the victims of Rana Plaza and their families.
- Ask who made your clothes. Follow the simple tips from the Fashion Revolution on how to make this happen.
- Are you a clothing producer? Tell your story.
Together we can create an economy in which fashion does not mean exploitation!
Posted on April 20th 2015