Laura O'Connor


$290 raised so far
Fundraising Story


Hi y’all, Babybird and I are taking the Baptist World Aid Ethical Fashion Challenge because I want to help end worker exploitation and environmental degradation.

The price of clothing has been decreasing for decades, while the human and environmental costs have grown dramatically. Too many people making our clothes are still underpaid, unsafe and mistreated.

The average living wage in Dhaka, Bangladesh, where many of our clothes are made is roughly US$7 a day. Yet the vast majority of workers don’t event earn this much – it’s time for change!

I’m supporting Baptist World Aid by creating awareness and raising funds to campaign for an industry where environmental protection, as well as human rights, are the standard and not the exception.

For seven days Baby Bird and I will be wearing outfits made up of only the same seven items from our wardrobes. I’ll be using the Baptist World Aid Ethical Fashion Guide and social media to encourage the brands we’re wearing to change for the better.

Any donations you make will go towards ending worker exploitation and help Baptist World Aid continue to produce the ethical fashion report, holding companies accountable for their human and environmental impact. Maybe $7 a day, the same amount that the people of Bangladesh should be paid each day…but are not.