No sector tells the tale of globalization quite like apparel.
Human trafficking, modern slavery, commercial exploitation. Whatever you call it, Evolving Perceptions is a series of interviews with individuals working to address the issue.
We need clear protections with the force of law, protections against reprisals for those who raise concerns, and support for community-based organizations that stand with and are led by women workers.
Sunday, April 24th marked the third anniversary of the Rana Plaza tragedy in Bangladesh, in which over 1,000 garment factory workers lost their lives and more than 2,500 were gravely injured while producing clothes for big apparel brands.
Two things are missing from the talk and promotion of sustainable apparel and the Fashion Revolution -- both have to do with history.
What if your shirt, your pants, or even your underwear were made in factories that provided workers like Reshma with genuine opportunities?
For a brief moment in 2013, Western consumers got to see the dark underbelly of the supply chains that make the products they use each day.