A social garment factory means a space where garments are made ethically, a space where people are treated as people, do not suffer human rights violations, discrimination and where they receive a decent salary in order to lead a full life and cover their basic needs eradicating the extreme poverty that these people suffer.
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A trip to Asia
We traveled to the most affected places in Asia to record a documentary about the impact that the fashion industry has on people and the planet. We understood that we not only wear a simple T-shirt, we wear all the environmental devastations and injustices and social inequalities that are hidden behind that garment. During this trip, we faced situations that we never thought we would ever see.
Tears of sadness, helplessness, rage, to see the problem, but not the solution. Sometimes we overlook the great role we play in this system, we overlook that many small people in small places doing small things can change the world.
Back home, we understood that we wanted to be one of those little people who change the reality behind what we wear, so we ventured to create a new project, a social sewing workshop in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
About half of the world's population still lives on the equivalent of about €2 a day, and in many places, such as Bangladesh, having a job does not guarantee the ability to escape poverty. We want to be part of and accelerate this slow and uneven progress, and review our efforts and social commitment to eradicate poverty.
Garment producers and workers in the textile industry may face excessive hours, forced overtime, lack of job security, denial of union rights, poor health, exhaustion, sexual harassment, discrimination and denial of other basic human rights at work. Bangladesh is the second largest exporter of clothing. There are 40 million garment workers in textile factories in the world, and 4 million of these workers are in Bangladesh. Workers in Bangladesh earn around $2 a day, making them the lowest-paid garment workers in the world, and over 85% of workers in Bangladesh are women. They work long hours and often have to take their children to work. All dangerous chemicals in factories are affecting the health of these women and children. Workers have no say in the broader supply chain and are forced to accept the conditions. In a large part of the producing countries, young women face 150 hours of overtime per month, 60% do not have a contract and 90% do not have access to health insurance.
Child labor: No child under the age of 18 may work in the workshop.
Forced labor: No person shall be employed if he has not volunteered or is forced to work under the threat of punishment or retaliation.
Health and Safety: The workshop will provide a safe and healthy work environment, which will also prevent any possible health and safety incidents and work related injuries or illnesses from occurring.
Freedom of association and collective bargaining: All staff have the right to form, join and organize unions and to bargain collectively on their behalf.
Discrimination: You will be prohibited from participating in discrimination in hiring, remuneration, access to training, promotion, dismissal or retirement.
Disciplinary Practices: Participation in or tolerating the use of corporal punishment, mental or physical coercion, or verbal abuse of employees will be prohibited.
Hours of Work: You will comply with applicable laws, collective bargaining agreements, and industry standards regarding hours of work, breaks, and holidays.
Remuneration: The staff's right to a living wage must be respected by the workshop.
Management systems: compliance will be reviewed and implemented according to the SA800 standard through developed policies and procedures.
Learning system: The workshop will offer services to empower people to be independent without depending on anyone. They will receive classes according to their needs (such as money management, critical thinking, languages and business tools) and never what it is convenient for the workshop for them to learn.
For the planet: Although this project is of a social aspect, the environment will always be one of the fundamental pillars of Bask. This workshop is not only created by and for people, it will also be created by the degradation it is suffering the environment because of the destructive practices used by the fashion industry.