Fashion Revolution 2019 - Who Made Our Clothes
Have you ever wondered who makes your clothes?
Fashion Revolution is a global movement that runs all year long. They believe in a fashion industry that values people, the environment, creativity and profit in equal measure. A fashion industry that is more transparent, safe, fair and environmentally friendly. This week is Fashion Revolution Week 2019, which marks the sixth anniversary of one of the worst industrial tragedies in history; the collapse of the Rana Plaza garment building in Dhaka, Bangladesh, which killed 1,134 and injured a further 2,500 people. The incident brought to light the terrible truth of fast fashion and the true cost of our clothes.
During Fashion Revolution week, customers are encouraged to approach brands to ask them, #whomademyclothes. And in turn, brands are encouraged to respond, demonstrating transparency in their supply chain.
SAMPLE ADMINISTRATOR, ZHANG FEN DI.
BUSINESS WORKERS, MRS MA AND MRS SUN WITH PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR, MRS ZHANG.
SAMPLE MAKER LI AI ZHONG, BUSINESS WORKER MINT JIA, PATTERN MAKER LIU SUI HUA, BUSINESS WORKER SUNNY ZHONG, SAMPLE MAKER ZHANG FEN JUAN, SAMPLE ADMINISTRATOR ZHANG FEN DI, AND OFFICE MANAGER LI YU QUN.
THE THOUGHT TEAM AT OUR HQ IN NORTH LONDON.
“Fashion can be made in a safe, clean and beautiful way”
OUR THOUGHTFUL WAY
Here at Thought, creating sustainable clothing isn’t enough. We consider each detail of the journey of our clothing, from the fabrics we use, to how we design, make and deliver our garments and our ongoing relationships with our production partners. We consider it important to ensure that the up-most kindness and respect is shown to the people and partners we work with. In fact, we’ve been working alongside the same few partners for around ten years now, and since then we’ve grown our businesses and skills together. We work hard to maintain these relationships and the two-way communication between our London HQ and our partners in China, ensuring that we visit them two to three times a year.
As proud supporters of slow fashion, our clothes are made to last, to be loved, and to be worn time and time again. With this in mind we tend to steer clear of short-lived trends and instead, create timeless, contemporary pieces that our customers will love, with the greater aim of minimising our environmental footprint.