Made in Bangladesh (Screening by Fashion Rev x ActionAid)
WHEN: 6:30pm – 2 Dec 2021
TICKETS: Book now
About the film:
Made in Bangladesh follows the journey of a textile worker fighting for employee rights after a co-worker is killed in a fire at her factory.
Shimu, 23, works in a clothing factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Faced with difficult conditions at work, she decides to start a union with her co-workers.
Despite threats from the management and disapproval of her husband, Shimu is determined to go on. Together the women must fight and find a way.
Ever wondered how we, as individuals, can push for systemic change and hold brands accountable for the workers making their clothes? Then come network with like-minded people interested in garment workers’ rights, sustainable and ethical fashion. Learn all about how we can make choices as consumers and push for brands like Jay Jays, Dotti and Just Jeans to step up their commitment for the women who make their clothes.
We will also be announcing guest speakers closer to the date to speak to the exploitation within the garment industry and how we can improve it – stay tuned!
Fashion Revolution was founded in the wake of the 2013 Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh, which killed thousands of garment workers and has become the world’s largest fashion activism movement with a vision to conserve and restore the environment and values people over profit and growth.
This event is also part of ActionAid Australia's #SheWearstheCost campaign to protect garment worker’s rights and step up the commitment of big fashion brands like Jay Jays, Just Jeans, and Dotti to commit to fundamental labour rights.
**This film will be played with English captions**
**All attendees must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, vaccination status will be sighted at entry on arrival as part of the Service NSW QR Check-In process. Face masks must be worn inside the venue (can be taken off when seated).