It's a Fashion Revolution

In April 2013 the Dhaka an 8 story garment factory collapsed in Bangladesh called Rana Plaza, resulting in at least 1132 deaths and thousands more injured - This was not the first disaster in a garment factory in Dhaka were workers lost their lives


The Rana Plaza collapse forced the world to acknowledge the poor working conditions and uncertified health regulations that these workers were subjected to daily while being underpaid

 

What has been done since:

Since 2013 more than 200 global firms joined a binding act called the Accord on fire and building safety in Bangladesh which requires factories to meet basic safety regulations and inspections


In 2014, the law for minimum wage increased - Unfortunately due to inflation this has not helped the workers take home wage - there is still a long way to go as this is still not a livable wage for may


This is something we are conscious of at Wearables and ensure our seamstresses are paid above minimum wage, we ensure to discuss what our seamstresses feel they deserve after working on our garments based on time spent sewing the garments and intricacy of the pattern. Most of the time we discuss price per garment after the garment is finished to ensure our team feels they are being fairly compensated for the work they have produced for us.

All our manufacturers and suppliers are local, thus we make a point to visit them and chat with the teams and asses working environments are safe


Look out for our upcoming blog giving insight into the mills where our garments are produced 

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