Monday was the fourth anniversary of the Rana Plaza disaster where over 1,000 people died 24 May 2013 - It was the start of Fashion Revolution week, and saw the Po-Zu team at the book launch of our Managing Director Safia Minney's SLAVE TO FASHION - an investigation into modern slavery within the fashion industry.
Safia was joined by over a 100 key influencers, journalists, and contributors, including
Livia Firth, Eco-Age
Baroness Lola Young
Caryn Franklin, Fashion Commenter
Kate Lewis and Martine Parry Fairtrade Foundation
Cindy Berman, Ethical Trade Initiative
Geetie Singh-Watson, Riverford at the Duke of Cambridge.
Safia says: "As consumers we have a voice and should use it on behalf of the voiceless. Through shopping for ethical brands, asking questions of the high street and online brands and in our professional and personal roles. We all have a powerful role to play in raising awareness of and helping to eradicate modern slavery."
If you've not yet ordered your copy of SLAVE TO FASHION - we have exciting news, be one of the FIRST 20 people to order a pair of Po-Zu's SS17 collection this weekend, and we'll send you a FREE copy of Safia's book. It is an amazingly informative read. - and will make you think about who made your clothes, and of course, who made your shoes. CLICK HERE TO ORDER YOUR PO-ZUs.
"What gives this book unique power is Safia has lived every page of it in her lifetime fight to shine a light into the darkest corners of fashion's best kept secrets. What emerges is a painful portrait of unnecessary suffering but also a mush needed road map to anyone intent on making a better world." - Andrew Morgan, filmmaker and director of the 'True Cost' film.