On 24 April 2013, the collapse of the Rana Plaza building killed 1,134 people and injured another 2,500, making it the fourth largest industrial disaster in history. The tragedy has been a catalyst for change in fashion industry. Fashion Revolution was born with the aim to reform the fashion industry with focus on the need for greater transparency in the fashion supply chain. This week across the world individuals have been asking brands the simple question ‘Who made my clothes?’, with a growing number of companies sharing stories from within their supply chains – but the majority remain unanswered demonstrating an urgent need for transformation across the industry.
Fashion Revolution has just released its annual scorecard – The Transparency Index, rating 200 major brands on their disclosure of social and environmental policies. Read the report here to learn how your favourite brands fare.
There are still a few days remaining in Fashion Revolution Week, so if you're interested in meeting like-minded people, and learning about sustainable living, click here to find an event near you!