In 2013, the world witnessed the deadliest garment factory disaster in history.
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To prevent this from happening again, we’ve created a video to demand a safer, greener, more responsible and transparent textiles & fashion industry.
Fast fashion to slow fashion
Globalisation has provided fast fashion companies the ability to design, manufacture and push out clothing from a steady three-month production rotation, to well under a month. The low-cost nature of clothing collections that imitates current trends from the luxury fashion industry has increasingly been met with criticisms regarding the implications and sustainability of their practices. With every stage in the process of constructing garments, large quantities of raw materials, water, energy, and further resources, which affect climate change. Furthermore, in order to maintain low clothing prices, companies outsource manufacturing in nations with low costs and wages, and usually, to meet these requirements, contractors will compromise factory workers’ working conditions and safety. This is illustrated by the deadliest garment factory disaster that occurred in Bangladesh in 2013, where the Rana Plaza collapsed, killing 1129 of its workers. This disaster and many other similar ones were operating for well-known fashion brands that we know.
It is imperative that there is a safer, greener, more accountable and transparent textiles and fashion industry.
CYW – J.Z