This week, people who care about the working conditions of the women and men who make our clothes commemorate the anniversary of the Rana Plaza disaster with grassroots creativity. How? By asking everyone to consider this question: “Who Made My Clothes?”
Over the course of one year, global ethical fashion activists with .orgs have sprung into action by launching digital hashtag campaigns on the topic of poor labor standards in the garment manufacturing industry.
For example, fashionrevolution.org launched a stunning Twitter campaign (#FashRev) with the Who Made My Clothes? theme. Organizers ask that everyone wear their clothes inside out to call attention to poor working conditions. The end goal is greater transparency and improved conditions throughout the garment manufacturing process, from supply chain through distribution.
I would like to see greater attention paid to this cause. For my part, I will do my best to learn as much as I can about new initiatives created by the Obama administration regarding Pacific trade.