The week symbolically coincides with the fourth anniversary of the tragic collapse of the Rana Plaza clothing factory in Bangladesh where 1,138 garment workers were killed as a result of negligent management and exploitative work conditions.
Founder and Managing Director, Ian Kikkert comments “too often we don’t think about the consequences of our purchasing decisions.
There is a disconnection between the things we buy and the recognition that real people are involved with making those items somewhere in the world.
If you are paying less than the price of two or three cups of coffee for a shirt, there’s probably a good chance someone overseas is paying the price for it.
Every shirt has a story. For most shirts you’ll never know what it is. That’s the big difference with our shirts. We hope people will see the value of this, and will get behind our current crowd funding campaign to kick start our initial manufacturing run”.
Source: Empower Collection