What do you know about your clothes?
Less than you think. A year ago today, the Rana Plaza garment factory collapsed in Dhaka, Bangladesh, killing 1,133 people. It was the largest accident in manufacturing history.
Twenty-nine brands produced there. Brands we all know. How does something like this happen? And how does it never happen again? We think the answer is transparency.
Most of us are clueless about the manufacturing origins of the items we own. And labels tell only a small part of the story. At Everlane, we’re attempting to fill in that narrative. We do this by visiting and documenting all of our factories and sharing that information with you. It’s not a perfect system, but it helps create accountability. Maybe one day, customers will demand this kind of transparency and change the industry as a whole.
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