Do you ever wonder who made your clothes?
For me, personally, I never really thought about the hands that made my clothes until April 24th 2013.
On that date, the deadliest garment factory accident in history took place; the Rana Plaza building in Bangladesh collapsed and tragically killed 1,135 people.
One day prior to the accident, structural damage in the building was exposed and everyone was forced to evacuate. However, workers were forced to return the following day, at the risk of losing one month’s wage if they refused. I can't even imagine the fear women, already working under the living wage, must have had at the idea of loosing a months wage. So they returned.
The building collapsed during the morning rush hour.
Did you know, a majority of the garment workers in Bangladesh are females, earning $68 a month and working 14-16 hours a day, seven days a week?
I cannot stomach the idea of buying a beautiful garment, knowing that my choice has taken advantage of a fellow woman and her children on the other side of the world.
Justice Denim was a project birthed from the cold reality of fast-fashion. We wanted to design and create beautiful denim fashion. And we aim it at those with a strong sense of fairness over where their clothes come from. We create beautiful quality jeans that are made fairly. Each pair of jeans reflect the traditional craft of denim making. They are produced on home soil in Australia and are fully accredited and made sustainably.
Each pair of these jeans represents our values and a conscious effort to make change. Funds from the sale of each pair of Justice Denim goes toward a leading international rescue organisation to help create change for kids throughout Asia trapped in the cycle of sex slavery. We make a difference to these kids and we help give them hope, with your help.
We CAN change the world we live in. I honestly believe that if everyone is just a little more conscious of what and who is really behind the clothing we wear – the clothing you wear - we can make a positive change. Every person has the right to make a living, and be properly paid for it. And, we as the people who buy these products can and should remember the people behind getting these products to us in the first place.