Why It Actually Matters Where Your Clothes Come From

Jessica Schiffer

Today is Fashion Revolution Day, a day of remembrance and action that launched last year in honor of the Rana Plaza factory collapse in 2013, which killed 1133 people working at the facility in Bangladesh. The goal is to raise awareness of the true costs of fashion—on both the environment and the lives of people all over the world who produce it—by calling for brands to expose every detail of their production process.

Curious as to how such a step would benefit the larger fashion world and us as consumers, we spoke to Maxine Bédat, a co-founder of the slow fashion platform Zady and the U.S. Chair (with her business partner Soraya Dorabi) of Fashion Revolution Day. Scroll down to find out what she had to say, and if you, too, would like to get involved, snap a selfie wearing your top inside out and hashtag it with #WhoMadeMyClothes!

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