How Earth Worthy's bags support survivors of the Rana Plaza collapse

How Earth Worthy's bags support survivors of the Rana Plaza collapse

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Earth Worthy ethical and sustainable tote bags

Fashion Revolution Week was born out of outrage about the Rana Plaza garment factory collapse that occurred in Bangladesh in 2013.

1,135 people died and many more were injured during this incident.

Earth Worthy is an Australian social enterprise that works directly with artisans in Bangladesh, including survivors from Rana Plaza.

This brand fights the status quo by keeping the wellbeing of people and the environment at the forefront of their business. Their beautiful bags and homewares are even more amazing because of this commitment.

Read on to learn about the story behind their products.

Earth Worthy artisans in Bangladesh

Snapshot

Where: Made in Bangladesh
When: Established in 2018
Who: Founded by Jessica Clark (Australia)
Products: Tote bags, throws and tea towels
Materials: Jute and organic cotton
Values: Sustainability, Fair Trade, slow fashion, keeping traditional hand loom craft alive

"When we started Earth Worthy the question was: how can we use the most environmentally friendly products and be as kind to the earth as possible?

"How can we create employment opportunities or work with people in the fairest possible way?"

- Jessica Clark, Earth Worthy Founder
Earth Worthy sustainable jute tote bag - mustard

About Earth Worthy

Earth Worthy was founded in 2018 by Jessica Clark, a mother of two from Wollongong, Australia. Prior to creating the social enterprise, Jess was working in Bangladesh in environmental advocacy. During her time in Bangladesh, Jess learned about an incredibly sustainable and readily available fibre - jute. In Australia, the ban on plastic bags at supermarkets had just taken effect, and so Earth Worthy was created to provide consumers with a reusable bag option that was made from eco-friendly materials.

About the Makers

Jess and her team partner with a production house in Bangladesh where the makers are paid fairly, work in safe conditions and are treated with respect.

Amongst the makers of Earth Worthy bags are survivors of the Rana Plaza Factory collapse that occurred in 2013. These survivors are unable to work in larger factories because of disability or trauma. Earth Worthy provides them with a workplace where they are safe and happy.

Profits from Earth Worthy bags are reinvested back into the community in Bangladesh in order to provide more income opportunities for local artisans.

Earth Worthy ethical bags maker Bangladesh

 

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Earth Worthy ethical bags and home decor

Support the Earth Worthy artisans by purchasing their Tote Bags, Throws and Tea Towels here.

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