This week is Fashion Revolution week and in light of this week lots of articles and posts are written and shared about global fashion issues.
Today also marks the 6th anniversary of the Rana Plaza disaster in Bangladesh.
When we started with Pini Piru we spend the most time searching for the right T-shirts. Finding the right tees, not only ‘fashion’ wise, but also the best feel (as in soft) and from organicly farmed and fairly traded cotton was hard. But in the end we found two suppliers that we now buy from. Them and us both promote the fact that it is organic and fairly traded cotton we use. But after reading this heartfelt comment on the instagram account of French Malian indigo artist Aboubakar Foufana it made me think differently about promoting the fairly traded bit a lot..
Two weeks ago me and my dad visited my sister and her family in Bamako, Mali, the country Aboubakar Fofana is from and where he speaks about. He’s right, it is a beautiful country with amazing people, but there is a lot going on there at the moment and we (my sister Noor did, my French is non existent) heard some interesting stories (she translated) on the streets in and around Bamako about some of the problems there. It’s easy to just close your eyes for everything that is wrong when you are born in a wealthy western society..