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Jun 2, 2016 5:11 PM ET

Archived: Baptist World Aid Australia: April 24, 2013 – the day the global garment industry changed forever. Help us end worker exploitation in the Australian fashion industry.

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Help us end worker exploitation in the Australian fashion industry




April 24, 2013 – the day the global garment industry changed forever.

It was the day of the Rana Plaza factory collapse just outside of Dhaka Bangladesh; a tragedy that took the lives of 1,136 garment workers, and injured over 2,500.

The collapse of Rana Plaza was a wake-up call to the world. Governments, companies, consumers and investors began asking questions about the people who make our clothes, and what their working conditions are like.

Just months after the collapse of Rana Plaza, we launched the first Australian Fashion Report. We began by grading 40 companies – representing 128 clothing brands sold in Australia – on the strengths of their workers’ rights management systems.

And since then, we have been on a journey.

We’ve journeyed with companies – calling for change and celebrating improvements.

We’ve journeyed with consumers –empowering a community of conscious consumers.

And we’ve journeyed with you – growing a movement of people who are passionate about using their voices and choices to help end worker exploitation.


In 2017 we’ll launch our 4th Australian Fashion Report, and our dream is to make it bigger and better than ever.

  • Grading more brands – taking the Report to over 100 companies – and helping to end worker exploitation in the fashion industry
  • Launching the report, grabbing media attention and making sure people hear about it across the country (and across the world!) so brands know that we care about how workers are treated.
  • Improving our ethical fashion guide, making it even easier for you to shop ethically


In order to grow the Australian Fashion Report in 2017, we need to raise a further $31,400.

This will allow us to employ another researcher for 6 months to expand our research to over 100 companies ($19,500), design the report ($4,300), and then launch the report in the lead up to the fourth anniversary of the collapse of Rana Plaza ($7,600).

With an additional $25,000 we would also be able to build an App, to make shopping with the Ethical Fashion Guide even easier!


To thank you for joining our growing movement we’ve got lots of great perks on offer. Learn more about ending worker exploitation – from choosing a company for us to research in our next fashion report, to a tour of garment factories in India to meet with workers and union groups.

Join us and the growing movement to end worker exploitation in the fashion industry – we can’t do it without you!


Gershon & the Team at Baptist World Aid.



Who is Baptist World Aid Australia?

Baptist World Aid is a not-for-profit organisation committed to empowering the world’s poor to lift themselves out of poverty. Donations to our advocacy research are receipted through Transform Aid International, the parent organisation of Baptist World Aid Australia.

Is my gift tax deductible?

Yes, all gifts over $2 are tax deductible. And because our appeal is open until June 30, you can receive a tax deduction this financial year.

What happens if we raise over our target or underspend on any particular item?

All additional money will be used to further fund our labour rights research into companies and associated corporate engagement.

Does Chuffed take a portion of the donation?

No, 100% of the donation that a donor makes on Chuffed.org goes straight to the not-for profit.



Find out More

Website: www.baptistworldaid.org.au

Phone: 1300 789 991

Mail Address: Baptist World Aid Australia. Locked Bag 220, North Ryde BC NSW 1670




Contact Information:

Gershon Nimbalker

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