Each year we hope more and more people change the way they make their clothing (and jewelry) purchase choices. More and more people are speaking about the Fashion Revolution. Do you know why this movement started? In April 2013, the largest garment factory disaster in history took 1134 lives and injured thousands. Does this ring a bell? It happened at Rana Plaza in Bangladesh. This is the incident that played out across all media in the biggest way. The photos were absolutely horrifying. It was the pinnacle of garment factory disasters that made many consumers ask "Who Made My Clothes"?
Dunitz & Company we'd like consumers to add the question specific to us - "Who Made My Jewelry?" [Yes, I know who made my jewelry.] We believe in a world where everyone is treated with dignity and respect and our planet's environment is protected. If more and more people begin asking the question "Who Made My...fill in the blank?" and genuinely cared about the answer, our world and the people in it would be much better off.
Dunitz & Company is a member of Fair Trade Federation. You can easily review FTF's member lists and find ethical suppliers that retail clothing, jewelry and gifts. The Good Trade, a reputable blog recently published a list of clothing companies with honorable business practices. (We're waiting for them to blog about fair trade jewelry and hope they mention us!) There are lots of reputable bloggers that explore the ethics and sustainability of fashion. One we like a lot is Style Wise.
Get on board! Ask the brands #whomademyclothes? Will you? -ND