On this day three years ago, 24 April 2013 1,134 people were killed and over 2,500 were injured when the Rana Plaza complex collapsed in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
It’s not acceptable and it doesn't have to be this way. There is a growing movement worldwide for a more ethical and just fashion industry. Today, on the anniversary of the Rana Plaza tragedy many of us pushing for change come together under the banner of the ‘Fashion Revolution’ campaign. Any progress must begin with a honest conversation and the campaign is calling on us to ask the brands whose clothes we wear one simple question, “Who made my clothes?”
At Brothers We Stand we’re passionate about the question, “Who made my clothes?”. Each item on Brothers We Stand has a footprint tab detailing its social and environmental impact. We list the use of pioneering ethical practices as well as the aspects of manufacture that could be further improved. In doing so, we aim to provide you with a transparent window onto the supply chain of the products you buy.
As part of Fashion Revolution Day we’ve collaborated with Provenance an organisation pioneering supply chain transparency tools to share the story of the People Tree Pale Blue Sweatshirt. From cotton farm to the finished sweatshirt packaging you can see the full process here. Do check it out and be great to hear your thoughts.
There is always room for improvement and I invite you to join us in our vision to create an open and transparent menswear retailer. Thank you for all your support so far and let me know any questions in the comments section below!