As the price of fashion drops the human cost goes up...
Most people feel good when they’ve bagged the latest fashion bargain, but how would they feel if they knew these garments were being produced by workers paid 25 pence an hour? John Ruskin had the right idea when he said:
“In all buying, consider first, what condition of existing you cause in the production of what you buy; secondly, whether the sum you have paid is just to the producer, and in due proportion lodged in his hand.”
So can we make the consumer think twice? And if we can, is it possible to design a labour costing model that is transparent, workable and equitable for all?
But what can you do?