Is it important to know who made your clothes? Absolutely. Ask away and find out. And if you don’t get a clear, solid answer vote with your dollar and support brands that do the right thing instead. If anyone or thing is harmed in the making of something, there is no beauty in that creation. 🌳🦋・・・🏼 Repost @fash_rev Early this morning, it was reported that a fire in a Delhi factory killed at least 43 victims, most of whom were migrant labourers asleep on the factory floors throughout the night. This tragedy intersects the systemic issues of migrant labour, building safety and regulation, as the factory is thought to have been operating illegally, with multiple unsecure wires ready to catch ablaze. According to the @MFO_WorkerDiaries 12% of garment factory workers in India reported having seen at least one fire in their current workplace. Too often in the clothing supply chain, garment workers are made to stay and work overtime hours when production targets have not been met, as may have been the case for this school bag making factory. Then, when the work is done, workers are often made to sleep on the factory floors as it isn’t safe for them to journey home in the dark. As well, with the youngest victim reported to be aged 13, this loss of life also touches on the tragic issue of child labour. Across the spectrum of transgressions that lead to this disaster, transparency is the missing thread. Without transparency, brands, factories, and operations even further down the supply chain can continue to pervade a system of injustice. In the wake of this tragedy, rather than feel helpless, let’s ask brands #WhoMadeMyClothes? and demand that the fashion industry put an end to exploitation. Swipe up in our story to read the full article. #FashionRevolution.

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