#WeMadeYourSwimwear: Fashion Revolution Week
Fashion Revolution Week was set up to commemorate the collapse of the Rana Plaza factory in Bangladesh which collapsed in 2013, killing over 1,000 workers and injuring many more.
The Rana Plaza factory collapse
Photo: The Guardian
When cracks appeared in the building in 2013 workers expressed concerns about the safety of the five story building. However, the building's owners ignored the warnings and ordered the workers to return the following day. The building collapsed in the morning rush hour killing 1,134 people, over half of whom were women and including many children who were in the nursery facilities at the time.
The Rana Plaza collapse is the deadliest garment factory collapse in history, but unfortunately it is not the only tragedy of the fashion industry. Even today the fashion industry is one of the most opaque and exploitative industries globally.
Fashion Revolution Week
Photo: Fashion Revolution
Fashion Revolution Week is a chance to ask brands "Who Made My Clothes?" - to ask them to be transparent about their supply chain, the individuals employed in making their garments and the conditions in which those individuals work - the safety, hygiene, cleanliness, pay and more.
We are proud to be taking part in Fashion Revolution Week. This week all week on social media we are showcasing our supply chain - from fibres, to fabrics, to production and all the way to your front door.
Fashion Revolution Week at Deakin and Blue
We believe that doing good is just good business. We believe in operating transparently and fairly, and we are proud to be a business which makes a positive environmental, social and ethical impact.
All our swimwear is made from ECONYL® - a 100% regenerated nylon fibre made from fishing nets and other nylon waste - like these shown here. In a circular economy, waste is not wasted - instead these fishing nets are about to begin a new life.
Our swimwear combines high quality Italian bonded Lycra® from Italy with soft power mesh made in Germany. Both fabric manufacturers are Oeko-Tex® certified which means the fabrics and raw materials used are certified as being free of harmful chemicals and safe for human use.
We believe in honest quality and in knowing who made your clothes. We produce our swimwear in a small factory in East London which prides itself on premium craftsmanship in a safe working environment.
We only work with environmentally and socially responsible suppliers, manufacturers and partners who pay fairly, use chemicals safely and minimise waste where possible.
Want to know more about our supply chain or how your swimwear is made? Get in touch - we're always happy to share more details.