Today marks the 103rd anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in New York City. Today we are seeing similar and even worse conditions for workers in developing countries. Some of them only receiving 1/10 of what the garment workers here in the US made 100 years ago!
We need to remember that our clothing wasn't made by some machine overseas, but that it was made by an actual person. Someone that deserves the right to be paid a fair wage!
This is why it is so important to shop fair trade items. To ensure that the people making the products we consume or wear are being treated well and that they are making a wage that they can actually live off of.