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Fashion Revolution Week: #whomademyclothes

Fashion Revolution Week: #whomademyclothes

It's Fashion Revolution Week - so we're taking a moment to ask #whomademyclothes. 

As a brand operating in the apparel space, this is a movement we're strongly committed to supporting, and we feel responsibility within the fashion sector should be encouraged.

During a recent trip to China, the Australian Fashion Labels team (who are behind all your favourite labels on BNKR, from C/MEO Collective to The Fifth Label) visited suppliers and met some of the talented people who make the pieces you love to wear. We want to take the time to celebrate their hard work, as well as seeking to promote as much transparency across the supply chain as possible.

The garments from the labels stocked on BNKR are ethically produced by suppliers based in China and India, who have all signed up to a code of conduct with encompasses environmental sustainability, labour and human rights priorities, in accordance with the ETI Base Code found on conventions the International Labour Organisation. AFL also audit their supplies annually to ensure strict compliance with these standards.

Take a peek below to find out a little more about the people who make your clothes.

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Name: Mr. Zhang

Age: 52

Position: Fabric Inspector

The label I work on is: C/MEO Collective

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How long you have been working in the fashion industry?

More than 30 years.

What do you like about our clothes?

I specialize in fabric so I don’t get to see too many of the designs of your garments, however I do like your prints – they always come in different colours and patterns.
 

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Name: Ms Liu

Age: 37

Position: Sample maker

The label I work on is: Keepsake

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How long have you been working in the fashion industry?

10 years.

What do you like about our clothes?

Yes – your dresses are so pretty and sexy sometimes!

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Name: Ms Zhang

Age: 44

Position: QA

The label I work on is: All labels

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How many pieces do you normally inspect each day?

This depends on how complicated the style is. For instance, I find pants and skirts take less time to inspect while dresses with fancy fabric take longer.

Do you prefer simple style or complicated style?

Surprisingly, complicated ones as I like challenges! 

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Name: Mr Bao

Age: 48

Position: Ironing (on frills/detailed garments)

The label I work on is: All labels

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How long have you been working in the fashion industry?

30 years.

Where did you work at before this job?

In Guangzhou.

 

Find out more about Fashion Revolution on their website and via Instagram.

Words: Lucy Ahern

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