The moral story in the closet: In support of WOMEN

Did you know? International Women's Day originated in 1857 when women in the textile industry spoke out against inhumane treatment.

A brief history of feminism: The impetus for International Women's Day came in 1908 when nearly 15,000 women working in the garment industry took to the streets of New York City to protest unjust conditions. The strike was a response to low wages, sexual harassment and lack of protection.

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The plight of women workers in the textile industry and their demand for fair conditions is the reason for the International Women's Day.

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One hundred years later, the garment industry now has about 75 million workers making our garments. Eighty percent of them are still women who face inhumane working conditions. This number is frighteningly high, with some working 80 hours a week for minimum wage - less than $5 a day.

Many companies promote the self-interest principle of "low cost, mass production" to lower the price of their products and attract large numbers of consumers to buy them.

As long as companies insist on low prices for mass production, the global fashion industry's supply chain will continue to operate in the most unfavorable cycle.

Every garment is touched by the hands of many hard-working people who have families and dreams of their own.

Is it fair that a consortium can control billions of euros of wealth while the last person in the production chain can barely survive on a meager salary or support their children?

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Every choice we make has a silent impact on the way the world works. While we are happy to buy cheap clothes, there is someone somewhere who continues to be squeezed for a living.

Let's be more conscious of our spending, make every decision with a positive thought, abundance and a heart that remains kind, and change the way we spend our money, even if it's a small gesture in our lives or a motivation to buy something, to the extent that we can.

Fair fashion empowers women.




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How is EMORA working on sustainability goals and fair fashion in this area?

We are currently working with a number of female sewers in Taiwan. We have agreed on mutually acceptable working conditions before working with them, respecting professionalism and equality in women's lives.

They can work from home, take care of their families, and have the flexibility to spend their time while still developing their professional careers.

1. UN Sustainable Development Goal #5: Achieve gender equality and empower women with GENDER EQUALITY

Gender equality is not only a basic human right, but also a necessary foundation for peace, prosperity and a sustainable world. After the traditional factories moved out, a large number of female sewing masters were unemployed for a long time, so we visited many of them to build a women-owned brand together.

2. UN Sustainable Development Goal #8: DECENT WORK AND ECONOMIC GROWTH

Sustainable economic growth requires a society that creates an environment where people have quality jobs. We respect the needs and wages of women teachers with families and negotiate mutually acceptable working conditions.