To mark the first anniversary of the collapse of the Rana Plaza clothing factory in Bangladesh, a global campaign was launched on April 24, 2014 that asked consumers and producers to think more deeply about the people and industrial processes behind the production of our clothing.
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The 2014 Fashion Revolution Day campaign promoted transparency in supply chains: we should know more about global sourcing and start a conversation about the best ways to build a more sustainable textile future.
Cotton Road joined the campaign on April 24, 2014. We screened Cotton Road on the campus of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute as part of their Sustainability Research Network's Earth Week program. We also circulated this short video through our social media networks.
The International Labor Rights Forum and United Students Against Sweatshops are collaborating on this campaign to urge the American brand Children's Place to pay $8 million into the Rana Plaza Trust Fund.
Many western retailers have dramatically increased their profits by using cheap labor overseas. In 2013, Children's Place grossed $655 million in profit. Learn more about this campaign and how to get involved on the Orphan's Place Campaign website.
What is going on in the international supply chain of fashion? The Clean Clothes Campaign is leading several global initiatives that address concerns within the garment industry: living wages, safe working conditions, unions, migrant labor issues, and more.
You can easily sign a petition for the Clean Clothes Living Wage Campaign on their website. Are you curious if your favorite global brands are concerned about working conditions in the garment industry? Read the Clean Clothes Campaign's Tailored Wages Report (March 2014) which summarizes how several major brands are addressing the need for a living wage standard within their supply chains.