We are joining the Fashion Revolution, a global movement to raise awareness about the true cost of fashion. On 24 April 2013, 1133 people were killed and over 2500 injured when the Rana Plaza factory complex collapsed in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Sadly social and environmental catastrophes in the fashion supply chains continue. That’s why we are speaking up and helping to spread the word that change is possible. We want to celebrate all those involved in creating a more sustainable future for fashion. Fashion Revolution Week isn’t until April 2017, but we figure there is no time like the present to raise our voices. We’ve proudly been practising environmentally and socially aware business for 17 years. This week we are inviting you behind the scenes to meet one of our makers.
Proudly Introducing: Mrs Che Su Yan Age: 53 Do you have children?: Yes one.
Are you the main income provider in your family? No.
Describe you education: I finished high school.
What is your role in creating a garment for gaia organic cotton? Quality inspection from beginning to end of production and sampling.
Describe a typical day of work for you? I work 8 hours a day
How did you start working in this industry? When I finished high school I started sewing as I enjoy sewing.
How long have you been in this role: sewing and QC together 35 years.
What is your passion? Creating clothes and sewing.
What is your greatest dream? To own a factory.
How does your work help you live the life you want to? It gives me and my family extra money to enjoy.