Fashion Revolution Week, which runs annually from 18th - 24th April, was created in in response to the Rana Plaza disaster that happened in Bangladesh on the 24th April 2013. 1134 workers were killed and over 2500 were injured when the eight story building they were working in collapsed.
The shops and banks on the lower floors were closed immediately after cracks were discovered in the building the previous day, but the clothing factories stayed open despite warnings. The garment workers were told to come back in and the building collapsed during the morning rush hour.
Fashion Revolution Week brings people together from all over the world to ask the brands, #WhoMadeMyClothes? We want them to be proud of the workers that make the garments we all buy and wear, be accountable for their actions and stop anything like this from happening again.
You can join in the Fashion Revolution too by standing up for the workers and asking your favourite brands #WhoMadeMyClothes?! Tell them you want the people who make your clothes to be paid a fair, living wage, have good working conditions and benefits.
Alternatively, buy from fair trade, sustainable and ethical brands like Braintree - and you can buy from them right here! The bamboo and cotton mix feels great on your feet and it's anti-bacterial so stops your feet from getting smelly too. Have a look at our range of ethical socks which come in loads of different designs and only at £4.95 a pair.
Visit the Fashion Revolution website for more information: http://fashionrevolution.org/