Audit: your clothes ‘Made in Bangladesh’?

A task to get things started

Whether you’re taking this Challenge or not, we’d like your input…

Check through the clothes that you’re wearing right now (get a friend to help you!). Are you wearing anything that was made in Bangladesh?

When you get home, do a fashion audit. Look at the labels in all of your clothes, and see what you have that was made in Bangladesh.

Then, tweet photos of your ‘Made in Bangladesh’ labels to us @followthethings with the hashtag #whatnottowear or email them to us at followthethings@yahoo.com.

The first thing we need to do is to see if we’re wearing clothes made in factories that are the subject of our Challenge.

Question: what does the Rana Plaza collapse mean for those of us who wear clothes ‘Made in Bangladesh’?

Some early results

Emailed by Clare

Emailed by Clare

From Catherine

Emailed in by Catherine

Photo

Gap distressed ‘Sexy boyfriend’ shorts: ‘Made in Bangladesh’.

Zara Bangladesh

Emailed in by Constance

Emailed in by Constance

Emailed in by Constance

Emailed in by Constance

Emailed in by Constance

Emailed in by Constance

Emailed in by Constance

Plus, see the label photos we found on flickr

Made in Bangladesh

Click this photo to see the gallery
(this photo reproduced with CC license)

PS

Bloggers are starting to examine their ‘Made in Labels’ and find out more about the companies who make them. There’s one example so far, but we’ll add more when we find them:

Ceri (2014) Fashion Revolution Day #Insideout #Whomadeyourclothes. ethicalfashionblog.com 27 January (http://ethicalfashionblog.com/2014/01/27/fashion_revolution_day/?utm_source=rss last accessed 31 January 2014)

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