To the day, five years ago, the Bangladeshi textile factory Rana Plaza collapsed and claimed 1135 lives, while further 2438 got seriously injured. Most victims worked for non-transparent textile companies under adverse working conditions. Responsible employers, supply networks and conditions were virtually unknown.
The catastrophe’s extent and the lack of knowledge about on site working conditions alarmed companies, consumers and politicians.
Thereby many labels now put emphasis on fair and transparent working conditions and publish information about their production facilities and suppliers.
Fashion labels are moving towards transparency
Last year the amount of companies that published information about their supply chains increased from 12,5% to 32%, following the initiative “Fashion Revolution”.
For this number to keep rising five years after the incident consumers are being encouraged to raise their voices for transparent supply chains and safe working conditions, using: #whomademyclothes.
However it is a challenge to disclose supply chains to the source. Textile supply chains are complex: Garments can consist of many different components with diverse production processes.
Our vision: Completely transparent supply chains
The vision of sustainabill are complete and transparent supply chains. The sustainabill cloud service helps companies to get there. Companies can map their supply chain to the source and connect with their suppliers and sub-suppliers around the globe. This way all suppliers, intermediaries, materials and basic commodities become visible.
Fashion Revolution Week 23. – 29.April 2018