This, for us is a serious matter, so we would like to share the statistics that dictate our choices.
To give you a better understanding, global fashion production is now exceeding 100 billion garments a year, and much of it goes unsold. Burberry highlighted the scale of the problem in 2018, when it was revealed that the brand had burned almost $40m of stock (it has since promised to end the practice). These larger commercial producers can reduce prices because of their greater stock levels. What if instead, we produce only what we consume and make sure that our clothes are uniquely designed to fit perfectly so we pay for the exact value they bring.
Bangladesh alone accounts for over three million of these workers, 85 percent of whom are women, who make between $30 and $40 a month – far below a living wage. Eighty percent of them work more than 12 and 14 hours a day, and three-quarters of the female workers have been verbally abused at work while half have been beaten.