Lost Stock ensures that garment workers in Bangladesh are supported during the Covid-19 crisis.
If you're lucky enough to still have regular income during this time, it's likely that you've given in to your inner shopping bug more than once during the pandemic. We're all about treating yourself, but when you come to find out the facts behind the fast fashion giants during Covid-19, things take a turn for the sinister.
Since the pandemic struck Europe earlier this year, high street retailers have cancelled approximately $2 billion worth of orders. Clothes that would have been on the rails for the summer season are now going unused, and many of our favourite brands such as Topshop and Gap have cancelled their orders.
This leaves approximately 1 million factory workers in Bangladesh out of work and out of income as a result. Their families are without any financial support, and, without some type of solution, the estimated 982 million pieces of cancelled clothing will head for a landfill.
Lost Stock, a fashion clothing box business based in Scotland, has come up with a really innovative way to combat this potential humanitarian crisis. You simply go to their website, answer a few style-related questions and pay €39.95 for three items of clothing — pieces that are unworn, that were set for the high street this summer, and are worth €75. You get some new clothes for half their set price, and support workers in Bangladesh who would otherwise be without income during this time.
One box from Lost Stock will support a garment worker and their family with food and hygiene products for one week. In partnership with the Saijida Foundation, Lost Stock is giving their profits straight to those worst affected and they’re aiming to help 5000 families in May and 100,000 by the end of 2020.
Sounds like the perfect online shopping spree. You can order a Lost Stock box from their website (available for men and women) for €39.95.
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