Rachel Breen is an artist and the creator of The Garment Solidarity Project, a project aimed to express solidarity and empathy for garment workers around the world.
In the interview, learn more about the Garment Solidarity Project, the garment industry and how to support garment workers around the world.
How to support garment workers around the world:
- Look up Rachel’s work and follow along!
- Learn more about the Garment Solidarity Project
- Pick one thing you can do and commit to it for a year
- Buy more used/secondhand clothes
- Buy less new clothes
- Research the clothes you want to buy and look for ethical, fair trade clothing
- Buy from Pact (they have Pact clothes at Whole Foods too!)
- Make your clothes last longer by washing them less often and air drying versus using a dryer
- Support organizations that are helping women workers get unionized. Some of Rachel’s examples: International Labor Rights Forum and Clean Clothes Campaign
- Learn how to mend clothes
- Follow Fashion Revolution and take action!
- Learn more about the Rana Plaza Factory Collapse
- Learn more through Rachel’s resources on her website
Rachel Breen & the Garment Solidarity Project
Photo credit: Rachel Breen
Podcast music credit: Blue Dot Sessions