Fashion Revolution is here
On 24 April 2013, the Rana Plaza building in Bangladesh collapsed. 1,138 people died and another 2,500 were injured, making it the fourth largest industrial disaster in history.
Wait how many people were killed?… 1138
From this disaster the Fashion Revolution was born.
One of the reasons I choose to have the Katie Perry label made in Sydney is that I know exactly were every product is made. Some styles I personally cut myself in our Paddington showroom.
So in the interest of #whomademyclothes I am transparent with where every piece is made.
I have two production houses – a smaller one in Wetherill Park that is family owned. I have seen Kim’s children grow up and have been producing with Kim for over 10 years.
The other one is in Marrickville. This is a larger operation with digital cutting. I use this for larger runs as it has less wastage on larger runs and is paperless.
I regularly visit both production houses.
We all need to help bring more transparency to the fashion industry. No one’s life should come at the cost of a t-shirt. Offshore production needs to be offering a living wage.