SOCIAL IMPACT OF FASHION
Did you ever asked yourself whats behind your clothes and why brands can achieve really cheap price?
If annual clothing sales continue to grow at the current rate, they will reach 160 million tonnes by 2050 – more than three times the volume we are producing today. In order to make these millions more items of clothing, most of which will be surplus to requirements, we will use 300 million tonnes of non-renewable materials that the Earth simply doesn’t have the resources to produce. We are buying more and wearing it less. In the last 15 years, clothing production has doubled and the number of times we wear those clothes is decreasing .
We’ve all seen the stories of the Instagram ‘influencers’ who wear an item once for a single post and then leave it in the back of their wardrobe, or worse, simply throw it in the trash. We are now producing around 150 billion items of clothing per year and we’re throwing away into landfill or incinerating a garbage truck full of clothes every minute.
WHAT BRANDS OWE WORKERS?
WHO CAN ACT?
As more important to know WE CAN MAKE THE CHANGE. We should always ask ourselves where do our clothes come from? Who made them? Did them get a real wage? What are the materials? Are their good for the envirnment?
We are more than ever connected to the brands WE HAVE THE POWER. If the brands are not really transparent on how they produce just aks them. Just write a simple message on all social media platform or mail. If we don't buy how will they make money? We are the ones who decides an which brands we want to spend our money.
Try always to sign petitons to help create a big voice against brands who are not respecting people and the environment and try to manipulate us.
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A "vital wage". We often read and heard about the minimum wage. It depends on every country. We can certainly imagine that the minimum wage in Europe is not the same as in Asian countries.
The minimum wage fixed by states and is often not enough. What people need is a vital wage which with they can eat properley and feed their family, pay their rent, transportation and the minimum of clothes.
Governments: they can choose to heard what the ONG required. They can sanctions the entreprises who are not paying their workers as they should do.
ILO (International Labour Organization): They put in their treaties some ideas brands should implement. If their reduce their margin they can achieve to pay everyone along the chain correctly. Not only. The OIT want to implement spontenoues control.
ONG: they can put in light everythings what's happening. They are putting a real pressure on brand and governments by showing what's the consuments don't see and what the brands whant to hide (gender inequality, child labours, sexual haressment, slavery). I join you to read this interview of a woman working in a garment.