Slavery isn’t gone. Did you know that garments is the second highest at-risk industry for modern slavery? (Global Slavery Index 2018) And while the UK government is working to strengthen the Modern Slavery Act, here are 6 things we can all do to help end modern slavery:
1. Press elected officials to see this through and bring in better transparency so we have the assurance that slavery is NOT in our fashion supply chains.
2. Ask #whomademyclothes? If a brand can’t offer clear information, maybe think again.
3. Buy from charity shops. The purchases don’t support the corporation that originally made the item, but rather a charity. Bonus points if its a charity that’s close to your heart.
4. Support independent brands. There are so many out there doing great. Like @justine_tabak who made this dress. She and her small team source dead stock fabrics (leftovers from other brands that are consigned to life in a warehouse – so she reclaims these existing materials instead of making new) and produce everything in the UK with a close eye on who they work with to ensure quality conditions.
5. Not buy new and shop your closet. Because if you don’t need something, why spend the cash? Shop your wardrobe and see what gems you already own and may have forgotten about.
6. Rent an outfit. Especially great if you need something to wear just once. I’ve heard great things about @hirestreetuk and the founder of @byrotationofficialis passionate about making fashion a more ethical industry.
This looks features:
Dress: new Justine Tabak 2019
Sunglasses: 2019 prescription
Much love, Katie xo