Who are Fashion Victims? Read this and find out…..
Most of the clothes we pick up from the high street and luxury stores, are manufactured in Asia. Even most of the clothing labels that claim to be made in the UK, are actually manufactured in Asia. It could be a final piece added to the clothes, like a zip for example, that could warrant a ‘made in the UK’ label.
The whole idea behind manufacturing clothes in Asia factories, is to keep the costs as low as possible, and to achieve the highest profits possible. Bangladesh factories attract a lot of clothing companies, could be because of the $38 monthly wage, and the lack of adequate health and safety regulations.
Most of these factory workers are women like me, working extremely long hours, in overcrowded factories with substandard facilities for a very low wage. 95% of UK bloggers won’t accept $38 for a sponsored post, but yet these women and men, work very long and hard, for little compensation in return. I know $38 can do a lot more in Asia than in this part of the world, but still, it is too little, compared to the profits these clothing companies make on a yearly basis.
In the news, we keep reading about various preventable factory fires, killing thousands of these workers, and yet some of these factories are still operating in dangerous working conditions. The fashion companies are not doing enough to make sure the working conditions in the factories are safe, or are they turning a blind eye?
Well, someone needs to take responsibility for the voiceless fashion victims. For the women and people who have no choice but work in these factories to sustain themselves and their families. Someone needs to take responsibility, the fashion companies need to take responsibilities for their ’employees’. We as consumers, need to take responsibility for our purchases.
I try not to shop in stores, famous for using such factories, but some of us do not have a choice, because some of these stores sell their pieces dead cheap, and for those on a tight budget, they can’t be bothered with the whole politics of factory workers. It seems too far away for some of us to care, but I do care.
What are your thoughts on this? Do you think of the working conditions of these factory workers when you shop? I need to know. Drop me a comment, let’s chat.
Thanks for reading.