Why is CSR being asked to extend to a Living Wage?
The detail of why Cambodian Unions are fighting that CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) also means buyer brands increase prices and influence that workers are paid a living wage:
“They live four or five people in a room, where they wash, eat and sleep. Their living condition is in chaos. They suffer from diseases. If one person gets sick, the other 4 or 5 cannot get rest…..
Workers now have disease, for example typoid and heavy chough. The companies do not pay attention when they give the workers masks. When auditors and inspectors come, the workers are provided with the masks but one or two days after inspection, they stop distributing the mask. They can only get sick after working for the factory for 8-10 years and then they have to sell everything to afford treatment.”
Read more and support via Case #4: The general strike.
Slow Fashion for sustainable fashion
Can’t say I love every piece in the collection (although a few beauties I wouldn’t mind),……..but HATS OFF to legendary Vivienne Westwood for being a Sustainable Fashion Stand against climate change in her recent fashion show documented on Good.is here:
Vivienne Westwood uses her Fashion show to speak on need to prevent climate change by buying less quantity and more quality
Quality rather than Quantity
Vivienne spoke about being pushed to “open stores” and sell more, yet her realisation that it is more important to focus on quality first. As Founder of eco-fashion social enterprise www.SuavEco.com I can relate to the fast fashion push.
My response to “How many shirts have you sold?” elicited shock when I explained I am focussed on getting the shirt tailoring quality and worker living wage right first! Slow Fashion is Good Fashion might have to become my new phrase!
SuavEco is Slow Fashion to ensure Living Wage is paid first, and as organic cotton (minus chemicals) takes a little more time. But don’t we want more Quality rather than just Quality?
Climate Change prevention Inspired by Cycling
Congrats to Vivienne’s Designer for saying “its inspired by cycling”,…& “we bike everywhere”.
As Fashion leaders the Vivienne Westwood team can inspire trendsetters in our generation to get back on bikes & clean the street air, prevent carbon emissions, prevent the need for gym lighting & air-con, & stay fit & sexy!
- London Thames By Boris Bike for carbon emission prevention to save the planet
Beautiful London Views “Boris bikes”
I just spent the past few days loving the fresh air on my face, and burn in my legs from the blue “Boris bikes” (as everyone insisted on calling them). Saw some stunning parts of London I had never seen before….
London Chelsea Bridge view By Boris Bike. Loved seeing new places as I got about, preventing emissions, & the exercise!
Wishing you all happy cycling, and to enjoy quality fashion,….Less is More!