Fashion Revolution Week is here! And it’s time to ask
“WHO MADE MY CLOTHES?”
On 24 April 2013, the Rana Plaza building in Bangladesh collapsed - the building housed five garment factories. More than 1,100 people died and another 2,500 were injured, making it the fourth largest industrial disaster in history. This disaster awoke the world to the poor labour conditions faced by workers in the ready-made garment sector in Bangladesh and across the world. Millions of factory workers, most of them girls and woman across the world are exposed everyday to an unsafe working environment with a high incident of work related accidents and deaths. Many of these factories do not meet standards required by building and construction legislation. The Fashion Revolution
was born to try and make change in the fashion industry and educate consumers.
Who Made your JB Clothes:
Jillian Boustred is proud to be 90% Australian Made since 2015. We work with a combination of independent seamstresses, cutters and pattern makers. Some of our makers work from their homes and others work out of their own boutique factories.
Landy (pictured above) runs a cutting factory based in Sydney. He cuts all of our garments and has for the last four years.
Kiet - pictured above, works with his wife Huy out of their home in Sydney. Kiet and Huy make 60% of all JB garments. They work unbelievably hard and have an amazing eye for detail.
Mick works out of his own studio in Redfern. Mick is Turkish and immigrated to Australia over 30 years ago. He has been working in the Sydney Rag trade since the late 70’s when the Australian Made garment industry was booming, he is one of the few people in Sydney that specialise in button holes and eyelets.
May Runs her own small factory in Sydney. She has three other woman who work with with her. May made every garment in my first collection back in 2015.
Who Made Your Fabric:
Fabric makes up a huge component of garments, considering Who Made Your Fabric is just as important as Who Made Your Clothes. Cristina pictured above works at Cangioli an Italian Mill that we source some of our fabrics from. The mill is known for the sustainable practices and fibres.