Thursday, April 24, 2014

Who makes your clothes?: A fashion Revolution

Do you know who makes your clothing? 
Just a year ago 1,133 people were killed in a factory in Bangladesh- people who were working to create clothing, cheap clothing for consumers like us. It really hurts my heart to think that getting a "deal" means putting someone in danger. That our price points have created a situation where a mother or a father may not make it home to see their child, ever, because their work environment is so unsafe. Or, that they must live in poverty because the factory where they work pays them wages that are unthinkable.


Maternity Dress: handmade by ME


In order to call attention to the issue, Fashion Revolution Day was created. A day where you wear your clothing inside out to bring awareness and hashtag #insideout. Be proactive- find out where your clothing was made. As seamstresses, we have a unique ability to change how we consume. We can create our own clothing and our families clothing too! We can be considerate about the fabrics we choose to use and knowledgable about their origins. We can purchase items at the thrift store that we cannot make or use it as our fabric source.



However you choose to do it, remember WHY
Visit the website Fashion Revolution for more information. 

Don't allow 1,133 people to have died without making an impact. 

4 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing - that dress looks great - now I want to see it right side out! x

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    1. I was really pleased to join- and was happy when I was able to tell people why my daughter and I had our shirts inside out. I showed the dress in my post ----> http://thelifeofacompulsivecrafter.blogspot.com/2014/02/maternity-dress-in-floral.html Thanks so much for organizing this! <3

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  2. Thanks for joining the revolution! I hope we can make great changes! I agree with Laura, I want to see the right side of that dress.

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    1. Just in case you don't see my response above, I posted about the dress right side out here --->http://thelifeofacompulsivecrafter.blogspot.com/2014/02/maternity-dress-in-floral.html Thanks so much for coming by- I think we all need to be reminded of the impact we have on others. As I explained to my daughter- whether someone lives across the world or right next door to us, we want them to be treated kindly.

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