Several weeks ago I was approached by a woman who demanded that I justify my prices and said that my clothing was far too expensive. I was so shocked by her aggression that I was unable to answer her before she stomped away.
I would have liked to point out to her that Minnie + Ree clothing is made in New Zealand and I and the women who help me with the sewing would like to earn a living wage. Luckily the latest report on ethical clothing companies has just come out and hopefully Ms Aggro will hear about it.
|Bangladeshi clothing factory collapse 2012|
The Baptists World Aid’s 2015 Fashion Report has found just five percent of companies it surveyed are paying international suppliers workers a living wage that meets their basic needs. You can read about it here:
This is just so horribly sad and I am so grateful that I live and work in New Zealand.
If you would like to know more, here is a link to a Norwegian programme where several young fashion bloggers go to work in Cambodian clothing sweatshops.
link to videos is here