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 2020, which marks the seventh 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.
At Thought, we have always taken every step possible to show great care to the people involved in making our clothing. Building lasting relationships with the people we work with is crucial for us. Our commitment to achieving high ethical social standards begins with ensuring working conditions reach the standards set by the International Labour Organisation.
We visit and check in with our factories regularly. And we take the time to reflect and refine how we do things in-house. We’re proud to be a member of the Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI), a leading alliance of companies, trade unions and NGOs that promotes respect for workers’ rights around the globe.
As well as social standards we have two other main areas that sit under what we term ‘Responsible Sourcing’:
We consider every environmental impact and ensure our suppliers commit to our Environmental Policy. Setting and maintaining these standards helps to raise greater awareness of the need to be responsible.
Click here to read our Environmental Policy
As sustainability has been part of our DNA since we started out in 1995 – this naturally, includes our yarns. Their traceable origins, low impact, quality feel, and ability to last as well as become more beautiful with use, are what make our collections so very special.
Everything we source aims to use less water, fewer pesticides, and create less CO2. And we have recently started to upcycle our leftover fabric at source so to reduce waste and create new products.
Click here to read all about natural and sustainable yarns
The impact of Covid- 19 of our suppliers
For information on our supplier relationships during the coronavirus pandemic, click here.
Find out more about our ethical and sustainable practices here