Revisiting a previous post from 2017 because it keeps being relevant, even while we keep pushing for change. Later this month we'll see the world start to talk about #FashionRevolutionWeek. It’s a brilliant initiative encouraging people to think about where their clothes come from and how they are made.
But it’s not just fast fashion that causes indignity and suffering. I’ve often wondered when the interiors industry will catch up and why we are more concerned with the ethics of coats than chopping boards. As well as asking #WhoMadeMyClothes, I’d love to see people asking “Who made my tea towel?" The hashtag may not be quite so catchy but, as with fashion, if your homewares seem like a bargain, it's likely that someone somewhere is being exploited, or that the environmental impact of the item's production has been overlooked.
Amanda Blainey says...
I really appreciate this level of transparency. It’s so unusual to see and really gives me confidence that when I shop with you I’m making a real difference – thank you!
July 14, 2020