Whenever we buy a piece of clothing, we’re participating in a chain of events with far reaching consequences. Have you ever stopped to wonder who made the clothes you’re wearing? What sort of life are they living? When brands have transparent supply chains, we can clearly trace the journey our fashion has made. And the lives it has touched.
There’s a certain amount of pride in Nick Savaidis’ voice as I’m talking to him on the phone – and rightly so – his company Etiko has, for the third time in a row, achieved the Australian Fashion Report’s (AFR) highest ranking for ethical production.
Want to do something to change the world but lack the creative fervor? Investing in a crowdfunding campaign is the perfect low-risk anecdote! Back one-of-a-kind projects and receive some seriously cool benefits while helping to make a difference.
Just over a week ago Baptist World Aid Australia released the 2016 Australian Fashion Report, a key source for Good On You’s ratings on workers’ rights. First released a year after the Rana Plaza disaster, the annual report is a major investigation into the labour practices of well-known brands sold in Australia and around the world.
It’s been a big two years for The Social Outfit since they launched in June 2014. As a registered charity, their mission is to employ and train people from refugee and new migrant communities. They provide educational & training programs in clothing production, retail, design and marketing.
It’s 2016, and yet women’s bodies are still being used to sell everything from beer to burgers to organ donation. Are we ok with this? Caitlin from Collective Shout gives us her two cents.