Fashion Revolution Week 23-29th April
On the 5th anniversary of the Rana Plaza factory collapse, which caused 1138 deaths and injured many more people, we are supporting the Fashion Revolution. This campaign highlights the importance for customers to be responsible for their purchases by asking the question, who made my clothes?
As consumers, we should insist on transparency in the fashion industry which will help to highlight factory standards around the world and stop people being forced to work in dangerous environments. The Rana Plaza disaster could have been avoided if the advice of the architects had been acknowledged and the building, which was showing signs of disrepair, had been evacuated. However, to stop production in a large factory would have had a big impact on the operating costs which would mean the consumer wouldn’t be able to save a few quid on their t-shirt. Wow. Everyone needs to make a living and everyone has the right to do so in a safe and secure environment.
We are proud to say ‘I made your hat’ as we love working with textiles and we want to uphold the reputation of the Scottish manufacturing industry. We are a small team and we are passionate about knitwear. Our products are priced at a premium as it is important that we can provide a nice place for our team to work, we can afford to offer a fair wage and we can continue to grow to ensure the sustainability of our business.
Next time you are thinking about a purchase, why not spend a minute to think about where it came from, who made it and would you like to spend time in their factory?!