Who made your clothes? Do you know? Would you shop the same if you knew?
A few months ago, i wouldn’t have been able to answer that question. A few months ago that thought hadn’t even crossed my mind.
Did you know that every single day, millions of 3rd world laborers work under immense pressure to meet deadlines to feed our fast fashion, bargain hunting needs. Their reward: around R2 an hour.
I was brought to tears watching this simple social experiment put together by the Fashion Revolution team (worth following them). Yes, it tugs at your heart strings because it’s a reality in most 3rd world countries but what caught me was the fact that people can really stand together and bring about change given the opportunity.
Like the caption states, people care when they know, so that tells me that knowledge is of great importance.
So do you know? Would you like to know?
The more I share this conviction with my community, the more I realize, we are unaware. We’ve been drawn in by the fast fashion trends and the need to look on par constantly.
Clothes aren’t going to change the world, the women who wear them will.
Don’t take my word for it, do your own research, read as much as you want or as little as you like, but don’t sit back and think that this doesn’t touch you just because you’re not an avid shopper. If you buy an item of clothing, you are part of it!