Do you ever think about who made the clothes you're wearing? Lots of people don't think about this when they're buying clothes, but a group of people in the fashion industry have started a #Fashion Revolution. Find out more by watching this video. 

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Do you ever think about who made your clothes? Do you think customers should start to ask more questions about the working conditions of the people who made the clothes they buy? 
If you're interested in this topic have a look at the Fashion Revolution website. 

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Purple 22 May, 2020 - 15:46

To be honest I don't really think about clothes or their makers or their brands at all. To me clothes are tools of money, however they can cause joy to some people as well as myself to a certain extent. I believe people buy clothes so that they can feel good about themselves, pretend to be someone they are not or simply need something to cover their bodies with. Fashion, trends and brands are all potential sources of snobbery and descent, which leads to people disliking one another. I can tell from personal experience that people can be quite sinister once they realize that you possess a far cheaper shoe than they do, and immediately start poking you with rude declarations. Of course clothes can also be roots of joyfulness, I admit that i like to wear something nice as well, such as a nice black leather dress shoe or a fine cotton shirt that is exactly my size. Wearing clothes can feel great and even I can appreciate a good outfit, and yes we should know about how, when, where and most importantly by whom they are made, but we won't. Multi-national companies with their brands will always find a way to get away with not too ethical workforce employment. As I have said, fashion is a tool of money, money causes greed and greed causes people to forget their ethics.

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SMM2001 14 October, 2019 - 14:56

As far as I´m concerned, i think brands should tell the buyers from where their materials are acquired and if they are made under standard situations. So I´m for this movement and i agreed with everything they said

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student2bach 14 October, 2019 - 14:56

I definitley think about who made my clothes, most of the the time, sometimes i don't but thats just occasionally when the object in question is really really pretty, but anyways, I normally don't buy fast fashion, I'm not exactly the type of person who values quality over everything else I still want to be fashionable, but I know big industries like Inditex have really bad working standards so i avoid buying from them. Shops like Primark or Kiabi have very low prices and those come from the exceedingley low wages workers in some third world country charge, i try to keep that in mind when shopping.
I honestly think that, if people wanted to know where their clothes come from they would've asked long ago, but you don't really "ingest" your clothes you just wear them until you get something new so who cares where they come from, right?

xx lisa

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Anezka3004 14 October, 2019 - 14:56

I'm agree with Susie when she says that she thinks it's important to think about where our clothes and that who ever makes them works in good conditions.

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Melted 14 October, 2019 - 14:51

I think that is important to know where your clothes come from because there are clothes' brands that has children working for them in countries like India or Indonesia.

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chinosLOUISelpapu 14 October, 2019 - 14:46

Great video, loved it. Ive never thought about where my clothes came from. I feel like I'm going to start asking about the origins of my clothes from now on. I will also take better care of may used clothes, and wont throw them to the trash if I get tired of them. Over all, very well made vid, eye opening and fun to watch.

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Olesya 6 September, 2015 - 11:15

For me, it is not very important the provenance of clothes but a brand who coordinates the procedure of sewing and so on because the vast majority of clothes are made in China. It is up to company whether its cares of quality and reputation of their products.
I have no idea about working conditions ...It seems to me each company should provide insurance and another obligatory stuff. Anyway, everyone is free to choose the work place if you are not satisfied with salary or working conditions you should find another job.

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iva10 28 August, 2015 - 23:02

Yes i think about it all the time.Customers should ask more about who made their clothes,where and how.And of course they should ask about their sircumstances.

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Elsa007 26 August, 2015 - 07:45

When I was younger, I used to wear clothes which my aunts made by hand for my sister and I. She made any kinds of clothes, though sometimes they were not of my choice…
All I remember is that she was very fond of making clothes and enjoying it………ツ

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Tunisian123 24 August, 2015 - 19:25

ok so i found that this video is very intresting and i guess i'm very thankful to Asians specilally people of China because most of the clothes that we wear are made in China, i sometimes see on T.V how some kids in a poor and very simple areas of China are doing a lot of hard and tiring work to get money to eat a modeste boal of rice at night.
It may seems funny for some people and so off topic but i just want to say that without China this world will never be the way he is today.

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aomsuppy 20 August, 2015 - 09:43

I like fashion. Right now in Thai, they like to "mix and match"
I will mix my Japanese clothes that I'be bought in Japan, and The clothes I bought in Thailand,
And wear it. Your fashion, your style.

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Elsa007 20 August, 2015 - 13:44

Oh oh…!
'Your fashion, your style' : 'Your taste, your life' …! ツ

-The Fashion Police (!)

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Lavender 19 August, 2015 - 09:12

"I think they take for granted that we don’t care, but we do."
That's why I love thrift clothes.
In my country if you come to a shop and ask them about the origins, the materials they will lie to you to convince you buy their products. It's the shopkeeper's job, the more clothes you sell the more money you get. I accept the high prices so the factory could have more money to invest the waste treatment but nothing guarantee they would do. Even the big companies like Apple, their factories in China have very bad work condition.

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CoolPink 10 August, 2015 - 09:12

I never was interested who makes my clothes. I know that none of my T-shirt, jeans or shorts is not manually created, because in today's world all working machines. I do not like it. Sometimes I look at the label on my shirt that I saw a number but not to see where it is made. Who knows if I was born during my grandmother sure I'd be interested, but today no.

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Ken 7 August, 2015 - 23:24

Okay, I don't have many clothes so I opened my mom's closet...!
Interestingly, they are made in various countries; the USA, Italy, France, Slovakia, Romania, Turky, Greece, Tunisia, Vietnam, China and Japan.... It's difficult for me to think of working conditions of the people who made these clothes we buy... I only knew the lower the cost, the cheaper, but now I need to think more about behind the scene of the low cost...!
But wow, she has good clothes!!
✌('ω'✌ )三✌('ω')✌三( ✌'ω')✌

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