#6 Demand Transparency

Posted: Apr 06 2016

The devastating fire at Rana Plaza in 2013 shined a spotlight on the degree of worker abuse at overseas factories. This led to the creation of the Accord on Fire and Building Safety, but many argue that little has changed. Educating oneself on which companies are in most violation of worker rights. Demand transparency from manufacturers and vote with your dollars by supporting smaller labels that produce collections in-house.
The hangtag featured in this photo is from STUDY-NY. Their commitment to sustainability includes a commitment to complete transparency. On their label is information on the garment textile, where the textile was made, the type of dye used and where the final garment was sewn.

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