Story time – one that explains what makes the “Who Made My Clothes” campaign, so relevant and important, for us here at Cream Collection Pro.
We would like you to meet the lovely Catherine …
Let me tell you a story.
When COVID arrived in Australia, and here in Sydney – the hospitality and tourism industries were decimated. There were tentacles of misfortune everywhere and within so many, many industries.
One industry that felt an immediate impact, besides hospitality was the aviation industry – with one of our very well-known airlines being impacted heavily.
One of the lovely, hardworking ladies who altered uniforms for this particular airline was Catherine. Catherine is actually the mum of one of our team members, Scarlet. The impact, financially, physiologically, and emotionally was being felt by the whole family. Catherine had been working part-time for us, but since COVID has been working full time for us. We're so delighted, as her craftsmanship and attention to detail matches our business ethos perfectly. We're delighted that we were able to create secure employment for her and we hope to be working with her for many years to come.
This lovely, gentle soul literally “Makes Your Clothes” – so when you are asked to think about the real person who made the clothes you are wearing, now you actually know!
What is the “Who Made My Clothes” movement? and why do we need this movement?
- The movement is creating awareness of the shocking conditions people are expected to work in and it allows a great, big spotlight to be shone on the issue!
- The movement creates an opportunity to highlight worker's conditions and the pay which they deserve.
- Fair work conditions ensure that there is a more even distribution of financial gain throughout the whole clothing manufacturing industry.
- The movement also educates us that price tags really fail to reflect the social and environmental cost of mass production. We need to start questioning if it really possible that a clothing is the same as a morning coffee.
So – stop and think about the person “Who Made My Clothes”. Who really did sew your clothes? and how were they treated and how much were they paid?
Remember there is a Catherine behind every, single stitch!
We would love to hear what you think or if there are any questions you would like to ask.