Pilot Phase

The project began in 2016 when Microfinance Opportunities, in collaboration with local research firms in Bangladesh, India and Cambodia, collected data from 180 women in each country every week for a period of a year. The project entered its second, scaled up phase in 2018 when it began collecting data from over 1,300 garment workers in Bangladesh.

Pilot Phase Publications


The Fashion Revolution Podcast explores the hidden stories behind the clothing we wear. Through interviews and investigations, Fashion Revolution explores the intersection of sustainability, ethics and transparency in the fashion industry. International fashion journalist Tamsin Blanchard speaks to researchers, supply chain experts, garment workers, politicians and activists. Each episode takes listeners deep into fashion’s social and environmental problems and leaves you with practical actions to help make a positive difference.

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About the debut 3-part podcast series: Who Made My Clothes?

Have you ever wondered who made my clothes? Or considered what life is like for the people who stitch our garments, what sort of conditions they might be working in, and how much they’re paid? In this debut 3-part series of the Fashion Revolution Podcast, we will be exploring these importance questions and discuss the findings of the Garment Worker Diaries project. We will hear about the difficult living and working conditions of garment workers across the world, and explore the ways we can work together to change things for the better.