Who Makes Your Clothes? #FashionRevolution

Who Makes Your Clothes? #FashionRevolution

April 24, 2020

 

Seven years ago today, the Rana Plaza building in Bangladesh collapsed and took the lives of at least 1,134 people and another 2,500+. Most of whom we're women, making clothes for some of the biggest fashion brands in the world.

The enquiry after the accident revealed that the 5000 workers who called that factory their place of work, did so in fear. They were treated terribly, the buiding itself was deemed un-fit for work long before the collapse but the workers were forced to keep sewing so they didn't fall behind on their production deadlines. They worked long hours and were payed next to nothing, just so those brands could sell thier clothes to us for a little bit cheaper or make a little more profit for themselves. 

 I'm sorry to kick this post off on such a downer, but this is the reality of most of the fashion industry. It's something we should all be aware of...and something we all have the power in our hands to change!

For us 'change' is not about being perfect; it's just about trying each day to be a little bit better, kinder and asking the right quesetions...for every step we tread to be a little lighter on our people and planet. 

 

So...Who makes your Activewear? To be totally transparent about this, I've been working hard on a few cool, even more sustainable, updates to our supply chain for our next collection (which was due to launch in May, but is sadly postponed until later in the summer due to the Covid-19 lockdown - sad times!) ...but as it stands:

 - Your clothes are made in a small factory in Plymouth, UK. 

 - The workers are a mixture of locals & immigrants who are payed well and well respected for their craft (becuase if you've ever tried to make activewear, you'll know it's one hell of a skill to get it right!) 

 - Our pattern maker (who handles the fittings and sizing) is a lovely lady called Sally, who lives in Cambridge and works from home 

 - Our super soft recycled fabric comes from the USA (Atlanta, Georgia) and is made from 86% regenerated post-consumer plastic bottles. 

 - Our fabric is then printed by a family-owned printers in the Midlands, UK 

 - It's all designed by me, in my home in Hackney and worn by you...everywhere!  

 

...just a little bit kinder each day, that all we ask for ;) 

 

Ellie  x



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