viva la revolution! {the fashion revolution}

Have you ever wondered where your clothes are made? Who made them? Who grew the cotton/flax or raised the sheep/cows/silk worms that make up your clothes? These are important questions that need to be  asked when you go shopping. A simple look at the tag will tell you the country of origin of the item, but trying to figure out who actually made your clothes, can be a seemingly daunting task {that is unless you shop at Raleigh Workshop btw shout out to Antigua who made my macons}. A year ago today, in Savar, Bangladesh Rana Plaza, a sweatshop, collapsed; killing 1,000 people and injuring 2,000. This is one of the main reasons I write this blog; to inform the general public about ethical and sustainable companies who do not promote these types of buildings and jobs. It is obvious that companies such as this are unsustainable, unethical, and inhumane. It seems as if we are drowning in an ocean of companies such as these, but there is a sea full of sustainable, ethical alternatives. 
The need of for a revolution is simple, there are millions of modern day slaves. They're trapped, unable to escape a vicious cycle, due to finical reasons that are easy to fix with livable wages. The simplest way to free these slaves, supporting companies who pay all their employees sustainable wages, right down to the farmers or ranchers. Companies must start at the source and make sure these people are paid fairly, and then work their way up. I like it if everyone who reads this would challenge a company they love, but has some questionable practices to stand change their ways and give their workers the livable wages they deserve. If you cannot think of a company, I would appreciate it if you would join me in my challenge for J.Crew.

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