In Cambodia when textile industry workers marched to ask for increase in the minimum wage – police fired guns killing and injuring people – their only ask was 160$ per month – they are currently given 30 cents a day. Why their government doesn’t help with this? Because they fear that if the wages are increased the business will go to other countries who are offering lower wages – the businesses obviously care only for profits. Our government has no rules and regulations over the trades, the companies decide the working conditions, minimum wage, and these corporations are making loads of money.
But wait there’s more to that. The fast fashion industry has a massive and negative influence on the environment. The aim is to produce as much material for clothes as fast as possible. This means that the chain of harmfulness starts right at cotton plantations. The cotton isn’t just sprayed with pesticides but also monopolized by big corporations which means very few rich producers are able to farm ecologically.
To be continued…
Jeans: American Eagle (10 years old), Top: Ann Taylor, Shoes Ann Klein (6+ years old)