I can't believe it was 5 years ago that Rana Plaza collapsed. What a historic day, and how extraordinary that it got turned into such a powerful tool for change, in remembrance of the 1.138 people who lost their lives and over 2,500 who got injured. A huge, huge thank you to all the amazing trailblazers, changemakers and pioneers who made this happen, from @fash_rev founders @orsoladecastro and @carrysomers, to all the people we maybe don't see, but who on an everyday basis work so hard to make the fashion industry a better place. Women's groups, campaigners, trade unionists, ethical brands, researchers, consumers who use their voice and wallets for good. And of course the workers themselves, who are brave enough to risk everything and stand up for what is right. I have so, so much respect for them (and am so honoured to have met a fair few). As I have for this incredible woman. Safia Minney, founder of @PeopleTree and @slavetofash, director of @po_zu, social entrepreneur avant-la-lettre and such an incredible inspiration. It was wonderful to see you again last night, thank you so much for your drive to improve people's lives. There is still so much to do - especially because since Rana Plaza safety may have improved in Bangladesh, but wages, workers' hours and lead times haven't. But with women like you on the team, I'm convinced we will win. I will work even harder today, knowing that we do it together, for the real people who dress us everyday. Let's stand up, and ask our favourite brands (I am wearing People Tree in this picture): 'Who made my clothes?'.
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