At our Brigidine Congregational Forum, Sisters were called “to take decisive action for justice” and to invest “finances ethically and in accordance with principles of social responsibility and accountability”. (Invitation and Call 2016)
As consumers we have the ability to send a powerful message about human rights and sustainability by the choices we make. This is particularly so when it comes to fashion.
Do you know who makes your clothes? Are their working conditions safe? Are they paid a living wage? How many hours a day do they have to work? Are they experiencing slavery or forced labour?
These and many other questions are the criteria used by Baptist World Aid to grade fashion companies in Australia and New Zealand.
Let’s respond to the invitation to become more conscious of the impact our clothing purchases have by downloading the Covid edition of the Baptist Word Aid Fashion Guide and Fashion Report.
We join with others as agents of change by choosing the purchases we make and engaging with clothing brands.