7 years on from the Rana Plaza collapse, COVID-19 has exposed the unchanged cut-throat profit maximising policies of large western fashion brands. Brands could unilaterally cancel up to $20 billion worth of orders already placed with suppliers, leaving suppliers and garment workers in a perilous position.
COVID19 has plunged the world into a state of uncertainty and fear like never known before. Its impact is severe and far reaching. As the world shuts down to protect lives, we are standing together with our artisans so we see through this unprecedented situation together.
In celebration of International Women's Day 2020, we share a brief list of Sri Lankan women in arts and science who have and continue to inspire us to dream big and achieve great feats.
In this journal entry we feature a guest post by one of our favourite influencers, Samanta Bullock on her experience using Kantala's Siriol vegan cross-body bag. Samanta is a wheelchair model and influencer based in London, UK. She is an activist for fashion and inclusion.
Unfortunately, the world of fashion is riddled with many issues, from exploited labour to environmental destruction. However, it is only a small number of greedy individuals who have hijacked an industry that has the potential to bring happiness and joy from the farmer to the customer. We share with you five of our favourite fashion documentaries which lay bare the dark side of the global fashion industry but also speak to us of its potential to make the world a beautiful and joyous place.