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Who made your clothes?

Pakistan’s luxury designer Zara Shahjahan joins the Fashion Revolution, I Made Your Clothes campaign and uses her Instagram platform to honor her craftsmen behind her brand that help produce her beautiful designs: 

  1. Irshad saab - learned, technically very strong and 40 years of experience in adda work. He details your bridals, makes them look rich and beautiful. He brings joy into one of the most important days of your life. 
  2. Ms Saima - our PPC head is strict, unforgiving on quality, but yet very heartwarming.
  3. Master Riaz - friendly, precise and extremely good at his work and yes he’s the one who makes the patterns of your beautiful bridals.

* Fashion Revolution was launched after a garment factory in Bangladesh collapsed killing over 2500 people. 

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The True Cost Movie

Directed by Andrew Morgan and Executive Produced by Livia Firth, Lucy Siegle and others, The True Cost is a fashion documentary about the human and environmental impact of fast fashion and the clothing industry in general.

Tom Ford attended the London Premiere and said “I was truly moved by it and I think anyone who isn’t moved by it would be callous. It is brilliant.”

Have you seen the film yet and what did you think?

The Getty Images Instagram Grant, run in collaboration with Instagram, supports visual artists using #Instagram to tell important stories about communities underrepresented by mainstream media. 

Ismail Ferdous, a Bangladeshi documentary photographer using #Instagram to cover social humanitarian issues, received a grant in 2015 for his project “After Rana Plaza.” 

“This project came from a very personal place, as I live among those affected by the Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh’s garment industry. Seeing the workers every day, coming and going, is a constant reminder of the collapse and its effects still linger more than two years later.” -@ismailferdous 

📷: Rahela Begum lost her son at the 2013 Rana Plaza garment factory collapse: "Whenever I go in front of Rana Plaza, I feel like my son will come back suddenly. My elder son told me to change our house but I denied him. I told him this house is attached with my son’s memories and I will not leave this place at any cost." 

The Getty Images Instagram Grant is accepting applications until April 12. Learn more and apply at gtty.im/grants

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Devastating casualty numbers emerge from factory collapse in Bangladesh
  • 228 people were killed after an eight-story garment factory in Bangladesh collapsed on Wednesday, and the number could continue to rise. More than 3000 workers were reportedly inside the factory at the time it came down.
  • 1,000+ people were injured, and rescue workers continue to dig through what’s left of the factory in search of those who remain trapped under the rubble. Early reports suggest that the building’s owner, a local politician, may have been made aware of the building’s condition as recently as Tuesday. source
reuters.com
Lawyers, public chant hang him as Bangladesh building owner led to court

Bangladeshi lawyers and protesters chanted “hang him, hang him” on Monday as the owner of a factory building that collapsed last week killing nearly 400 people was led into court dressed in a helmet and bullet-proof jacket, witnesses said.

The drama came as rescue officials said they were unlikely to find more survivors in the rubble of the building that collapsed on Wednesday, burying hundreds of garment workers in the country’s worst industrial accident.

Heavy cranes were being used to lift huge concrete blocks from the wreckage of Rana Plaza, where 385 people are now confirmed to have been killed. The building housed factories making clothes for Western brands.

Eight people have been arrested in connection with last week’s garment factory collapse in Bangladesh, and authorities continue to search for a ninth suspect at this time. The building’s owner was arrested in the town of Benapole, where he is believed to have been looking for a way to flee to neighboring India.