Whilst shopping or even while doing your laundry have you ever checked the label on your clothing? Like reading the nutritional value on the side of a box of cereal, it’s important to know where your clothing is coming from and who made it. Fashion Revolution believes that traceability and transparency are foundational to holding brands and retailers responsible for their human rights and environmental impacts. The saying goes if you can’t pronounce it- don’t eat it. Here’s a new one; if you don’t know if it was produced ethically- don’t buy it.
Consumers are the catalyst for change and this is no different in the fashion manufacturing industry. If the people who are creating the demand aren’t asking questions like “Who made my clothes?” or “What’s in my clothes?” brands will have the option to ignore those questions and remain stagnant. By requesting transparency, consumers will cause a revolutionary shift in our relationships with each other, with our clothes, within fashion supply chains, and with the natural world.
For the past six years, Fashion Revolution has published a Fashion Transparency Index reviewing 250 of the world’s largest fashion brands and retailers and classifying them according to how much they reveal about their social and environmental policies, practices, and impacts.
In 2020, they found that only 24% of 250 brands publish where their materials are processed and only 7% publish where they source their raw materials. Identifying the source of raw materials and tracing their journey through the supply chain includes many obstacles for brands and retailers but it is their responsibility to recognize how their supply chain impacts human rights and the environment.
The time has come for full supply chain transparency. Being responsible is at the core of the problem. If fashion brands lead with transparency they will be forced to take responsibility which will have a dramatic change for the food in the fashion industry. If people are eager to know what food they are putting into their bodies, shouldn’t they also be concerned with what they’re wearing on their backs and how it might be impacting the natural world?
At Veshin, a home for conscious manufacturing, we aim to provide our clients with the most environmentally progressive, yet uniquely designed products in the accessories industry. Veshin Factory offers services in production, design & development, and sourcing. With being environmentally progressive at the forefront of our values, our regenerated nylon is recycled nylon waste from fishing nets and post-industrial factory floor waste. Whilst the fashion industry has strived to become more sustainable over the last decade, manufacturers have struggled to keep pace with the speed of change required, Veshin has made this a priority.
Radical transparency is what sets us apart, we aspire to be BSCI & WRAP certified in 2021. But we plan to go above & beyond traditional certification culture. That is why Veshin is different, we do not fear competition we thrive on setting an example for fashion company’s to learn and grow for a better future for humans and the planet.