In unique places that inspire adventurous and traveling minds,
in moments of contact with nature,
BASK is born.
A TRIP TO ASIA
Dhaka, Bangladesh, 04-24-2019 Six years after the Rana Plaza disaster.
We have had the opportunity to travel to the most remote places in Asia to film a documentary that uncovers the reality behind what we wear, to some of the places most affected by the fashion industry; China, India and Bangladesh.
We witnessed the damage that this system is causing to people and the planet, we understood what it means to wear a garment that is not in accordance with our values and the true cost of a simple shirt.
What we saw on this trip, cannot be explained in words. For a moment we were complicit in a scene where we were holding a camera of more than 1000 euros, a computer and all the photographic equipment on our backs, focusing on a 16-year-old boy who worked in horrible working conditions. He worked more than 8 hours and paid less than 2 euros a day. It was there that we realized that at Bask we were not providing a solution to this problem. The boy's name is Jewel and he had been working for more than 2 years. He had only received an education from 6 to 9 years old and he was not admitted to school because he was "older".
We cried out of sadness, rage and helplessness, of seeing a reality and not being able to do anything to change it. But we also cried with emotion, seeing that among all this darkness there are movements and initiatives that fight against this paradigm. We saw passion and desire to change this industry, I have met leaders who will transform what we know today as the fashion industry.
This trip has made me understand that many small people doing small things can change the world, this trip made us see that we also want to be part of that change and that Bask made more sense than ever to change this reality.
Our commitment to people and the planet goes beyond our work in Bask, we try to be as coherent as possible in the current incoherent system in which we live.