The garment industry turns over almost $3 Trillion a year. Yet garment workers, 80% of them women, work for poverty pay, earning as little as $21 a month. Poverty wages, long hours, forced overtime, unsafe working conditions, sexual, physical and verbal abuse, repression of trade union rights and short term contracts are all commonplace in the clothing industry. It is an industry built on exploitation and growing under a lack of transparency that makes holding brands accountable difficult. Labour Behind the Label are dedicated to changing this.
"No-one should live in poverty for the price of a cheap t-shirt."
Labour Behind the Label are a small charity so every £ raised really helps.
This year I will be doing a number of things to raise money for this important cause.
- Hadrian's Wall Trek - 8th September - 25 miles over 2 days with my good friend Antoinette.
- Swap Shop event - 11th June at Melbourne Sports Park
- Great North 10k - 9th July - 10k run in Gateshead.
It is a cause that I feel very passionate about. Thanks for your support!
For more information around this cause and why it means so much to me, check out my blog.