On this day, seven years ago a tragedy occurred that changed the fashion world forever. On April 24, 2013, the Rana Plaza garment factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh, collapsed, trapping workers inside and killing 1,134 people. They were mostly women; poor seamstresses in the fast fashion industry, whose lives appeared to be as disposable as the low cost garments they create.
Since this day, there have been many changes to the way we view where and how our clothes are made. Fashion Revolution Week emerged out of this tragedy as a way to shed light on the lives of workers in the garment industry. To celebrate brands that are treating their employees fairly, and to discuss ways to make the industry more transparent.
VAIYA proudly supports brands that produce their fashion ethically. We work with many amazing product lines that have been leaders in the industry. One example is LNBF (Leave Nothing But Footprints). You can read about the ways in which they ensure that their factories adhere to strict guidelines to ensure that their clothing is products according to the highest of eco and ethical standards. You can read their store here.