Did you know that countries with greater equality between women and men have economies that are more competitive and fast-growing? Perhaps it comes down to one fact: Working women in developing countries invest 90% of their earnings back into their families, compared with 35% for men. That is a stunning difference. By investing in girls and women, we - together - can spur economic progress and improve health, education and quality of live for everyone.
(Source: United Nations)
The Important Role Fashion Can Play
Fashion as it is today, unfortunately, aggravating inequalities. Women make up 80% of garment workers. Only 2% of all garment workers earn a living wage. That means a disproportionate number of women does not earn a living, does not have the ability to invest in their families or communities, thus, setting up the next generation to face a similar feat. To change that would be, in theory, pretty simple. Paying garment workers, a living wage shouldn't be extraordinary, it should be the norm.
(Source: Fair Trade Certified)
We Empower Women To Build Better Lives
It is part of our mission to make the world a better place, bringing lasting change to the communities we work with - by bringing you fashion that looks and does good. We believe the fashion industry can be a force for good rather than trapping the people (and the planet) in a downward spiral. This is why we pay all of our workers and makers a fair wage. We even go beyond: all of our partners offer training and mentoring to their workers helping them build a better life. Because we all are better off when we help each other succeed.