On April 24, 2013, more than 1,100 garment workers were killed and 2,500 were injured when the Rana Plaza factory building collapsed in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Even though there were fears the building would collapse, garment workers were pressured to remain at work under threat of 1 month’s lost pay.

The disaster in Dhaka brought new awareness about the terrible working conditions for garment workers. People were saddened and outraged, so in an effort to improve working conditions for garment workers and bring more transparency to the fashion industry, Fashion Revolution Day was born.

Read more about an amazing Kiva borrower and Kiva Field Partner who are putting a face to the people who make their clothes. These companies are practicing ethical, eco-friendly fashion we can get behind, and wear with pride. Read more>

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