The world behind a basic t-shirt!
Found this amazing Planet Money documentary on the world behind a t-shirt from cotton fibres to the consumer! The 5 chapters follow the t-shirt from cotton farms in Mississippi that use harmful pesticides to Indonesia where the fibres are spun into yarns, and all the way to being manufactured in Bangladesh which has some of the world’s lowest wages and poorest working conditions.
As consumers, we all play a vital role in the fashion industry and we should always remember ‘Who made our clothes?’ when it comes to our own purchasing decisions! We are so glad to see the rise in ethical and sustainable fashion and are glad that so many brands are increasing their transparency around their supply chains! Hopefully more brands will hop onto the sustainable band-wagon!