“Paying living wages to garment workers would add just one percent on average to the retail price of a piece of clothing.” – What She Makes
A fair living wage is not a privilege, it's a right. People all over the world, specifically women are struggling to pay their bills, put food on the table, and live while big companies are making billions off of their hard work. Most items we are purchasing from fast fashion companies are made by workers being paid per day an amount less than your daily coffee. "In Bangladesh in 2018 garment workers were paid as little as 39 cents / hour" (What She Makes)
What Can You Do?
1. Use Your Voice
Visit sits like What She Makes to sign a pledge to show these companies that you care. Use your voice on social media to spread awareness about these issues. You can learn more about company wages by searching online or viewing websites like Clean Clothes Campaign
2. Purchase From Small Ethical Companies
There are becoming more sustainable & ethical companies everyday, try to make more purchases from small businesses that care about the environment & people.