Slave To Fashion - Join the CampaignPosted by Jo on Tuesday 3rd May 2016
What does modern slavery look like in fashion? And what can we do to eradicate it? The 'Slave to Fashion' project aims to show how…
'Slave To Fashion' book and campaign aims to raise awareness of modern slavery in the fashion industry and show how it can be eradicated by business and us as consumers. The project is led by Safia Minney, MBE - an award winning and internationally recognised social entrepreneur who has 30 years of publishing, media and ethical business experience. (see Safia's awards and endorsement)
Safia and her team will research and produce micro documentaries and interviews featuring stories of men, women and children caught in slavery, making the clothes sold on the high street, in Europe and the developing world. They will also write the 'Slave To Fashion' book profiling best ethical practice of brands and designers within the fashion industry. The book will prove that fashion can be used to empower workers - whilst creating beautiful, competitive and accessible fashion. Following the publishing of the book, Safia and her team will organise 'Slave To Fashion' education outreach events at schools to maximise the social impact of the campaign.
From 2015, the Modern Slavery Act requires medium to large-sized companies to report on what they are doing to eradicate slavery and human trafficking in their supply chains. If not, they need to declare it.
'Slave to Fashion' book and campaign brings in the facts, stories and actions we must take to eradicate modern slavery.