Support Garment Workers at TRAID Late Nights

Seven TRAID charity shops in London will open late on Thursday 26th April and donate all sales made between 6pm – 8pm to support garment workers children in Bangladesh, to mark the fifth anniversary of the catastrophic Rana Plaza collapse which killed and injured thousands of garment workers.

Show solidarity with the garment workers who make our clothes by shopping fabulous hand-picked second-hand clothes, shoes and more from designer to vintage in TRAID’s charity shops in Brixton, Camden, Clapham, Dalston, Kilburn, Peckham and Shepherd’s Bush. Find out shop locations here.

Bangladesh garment workers march for safer conditions and better pay ©LeighMcAlea
Bangladesh garment workers march for safer conditions and better pay ©LeighMcAlea

Every sale made between closing time and 8pm will be donated directly to a TRAID funded project in Bangladesh providing day-care, nutritious food and education to around 200 at risk children of the very poorest garment workers, mainly single parents. The project aims to break the cycle of inter-generational poverty which typically sees children never going to school, or leaving early, to supplement the very low incomes of garment workers.

Enedina Columbano TRAID’s Commercial Director said, “Every aspect of TRAID’s work aims to reduce the negative impacts of making, consuming and disposing of our clothes. When you buy a reclaimed garment in one of our charity shops, you help to fund projects ending abusive practices in global fashion supply chains. This work includes maintaining pressure on the fashion industry to protect garment workers so they can work without fearing for their lives, be paid fairly and treated with dignity and respect.”

Through our work to reuse unwanted clothes in the UK and stop good clothes going to waste, TRAID funds work in fashion supply and production chains to protect and strengthen worker’s rights including the right to safe working conditions, to support cotton farmers to grow without using hazardous pesticides and to stop child and bonded labour which is widespread in the fashion sector.