Fast Fashion has endangered a race to the bottom, using companies to find ever- cheaper sources of labour.
Child labour is particularly an issue in the fashion industry because much of the supply chain required low skilled labour and employees prefer children for some tasks such as cotton picking, because their small fingers are less likely to damage the crops.
The ILO estimates that 170 Million are engaged in Child labour with many textiles and garments to satisfy the demand of consumers in Europe, the US and beyond.
Fast fashion constitutes as one of the major threats to the planet.
Notable environmental impacts include the industry’s carbon foot print, landfill waste and water pollution caused by chemicals used to grow, dye launder and treat our clothes.
150 Billion Items of Clothing are produced by factories annually, which accounts to 3% of global CO2 emissions, According to The carbon trust.
To make 1 cotton T shirt, 2700 liters of water is required- enough to meet the average persons drinking needs for two and a half years.
After Disposal, non bio degradable fabrics sit in land fills for hundreds of years. In the US alone, we throw away approximately 14 million tonnes of garments each year- thats over 36 kg per person.
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, (EPA), 84% of unwanted clothes in the US in 2012 went into either a landfill or an incinerator
What is Sustainable Fashion
there is no formal definition for sustainable fashion. The ethical fashion initiative describes sustainable and ethical fashion as fashion that maximizes the benefits to the people and minimizes impact o the environment.
Sustainability encompasses social issues such as improvements in working conditions and remuneration to workers, as well as environmental ones.
It is relevant through out the life cycle of the product, from the growing and processing of the raw fiber through manufacturing of garments accessories and foot wear, to the distribution, consumption and disposal.
Runa Ray hopes to halt the environmentally and socially destructive practices of fashion including the negative effects of the industry on children.
Paramount to our Philosophy since 2012.
When we design, we keep the end in mind, which means that we are important to the reduction of carbon foot print that takes place during the process of manufacturing of a
From surplus fabrics that would end up in a land fill to over produced trims, we ensure that the end product would be of a limited edition and a design masterpiece
By using sustainable materials available across the globe which is bio degradable and is ecologically friendly.
As a sustainable Fashion Company, Our emphasis is on natural fibers that are planet friendly and is one hundred percent bio degradable. The techniques we use are zero fabric wastage through Origami, Chlorophyll printing. Ancient Crafts such as water painting. And the using of pre existing fabrics that would end up in Land Fills.
We raise awareness through Fashion Activism and Educate the youth.
We are responsible for educating our fellow designers to keep the end in mind.
Our Mission is to Help and Save the Planet by addressing various Environmental and Social concerns through Fashion.
The Proceeds made through the Sales help funding projects of awareness for the wellbeing of the Environment