Only a few decades ago, most of your clothes would have been made in your same community and you would have know the name of the person who made it. Now, the overwhelming majority of clothes in America are made overseas. So the question is, who made your clothes?
This week marks the anniversary of the collapse of Rana Plaza, which killed thousands of people. Clothes from many well known American retailers were being made there at the time. Despite clear warning signs and complaints of the compromised building structure, the garment workers were forced to keep working inside.
This tragedy began a Fashion Revolution. The best of trends. A demand for transparency in production, dignity and respect for workers, and a healthy place to work.
Our little treasure dress is freshly restocked in all sizes, and it was made by these two women in a safe and beautiful facility in the Philippines.
I have a few things in store this week, including some simple ways to be informed : checking clothing for quality, examining a company’s social responsibility policy, a behind the scenes video of our cut and sew factory, a list of my favorite brands, and a new sewing pattern. It’s an important week - Stay tuned! - 2 hours ago