This year marks five years since the deadliest garment-factory collapse in our history. On April 24th 2013, the five-story Rana Plaza building in Bangladesh collapsed, killing 1,138 garment workers and injuring another 2,500. Most of these workers were young women. The collapse was a tragedy, but certainly not an isolated event. The Fashion Revolution movement started as a consumer-driven reaction to the Rana Plaza collapse, to call for greater transparency and accountability in the fashion industry and to question the way we consume fashion by asking the simple question, ‘Who made my clothes?’
In light of Fashion Revolution Week, I want to explain why this movement matters to me, why and how I started a fashion line, and importantly, who makes my clothes.