Saturday, 25 April 2015

Cheap fashion - how to make clothes for very little cost ...

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

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