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      Fashion Revolution Week: #whomademyclothes?

      Fashion Revolution Week: #whomademyclothes?

      Fashion Revolution is a not-for-profit global initiative with a mission to raise awareness of the true cost of fashion. It aims to demonstrate that meaningful change really is possible and to celebrate those who are creating a more sustainable future.

      It’s no surprise that here at Miik we’re huge supporters of Fashion Revolution. We stand behind the idea that fashion should be an industry that values people, the environment, creativity and profits in equal measure. We proudly manufacture all of our garments right here in Ontario at facilities that abide by safe and fair workplace standards.

      Sadly, in 2013 over a thousand people were killed and thousands more were injured when a garment factory collapsed in Dhaka, Bangladesh. This was the impetus behind Fashion Revolution and it’s a grim reminder of what can happen when we don’t value people as much as we value profits. Watch Miik co-founder Michael Gaughan's interview with CTV News following the factory collapse in 2013.


      This week in particular, Fashion Revolution is encouraging people to ask Who Made My Clothes? With this simple question hopefully people will begin to think differently about what they wear and where their clothes come from. It’s something we think about every day and something that we’re confident in offering to our customers. At Miik, there’s no hiding where our clothes come from and we’re always happy to share the story behind who makes our clothes. 

      Join us in spreading awareness of Fashion Revolution by proudly sharing a photo and showing your Miik label (#showyourlabel).

      To learn more about Miik’s commitment to sustainable and ethical manufacturing practices, we encourage you to continue reading here:

      Sustainability and Miik: More than just fabric

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      Celebrating Earth Month!

      Celebrating Earth Month!

      April is certainly an exciting time of year. Not only does it bring the hope of warmer weather, it’s also Earth Month. Here at Miik, we make conscious decisions to help our planet every day. But this month, these decisions and actions are even more important as we hope to raise awareness and inspire others to make changes to support the environment. 
      Celebrated every year on April 22nd, Earth Day is the largest environmental event in the world. According to Earth Day Canada more than six million Canadians participate in Earth Day activities every year. 



      This year’s focus is on trees and growing and restoring our global forests. The various international Earth Day organizations will kick-off an ambitious campaign to plant 7.8 billion trees (one for every person in the world) by 2020 on Earth Day. The #Rooting4Trees campaign here in Canada is a commitment to plant 25,000 trees on Earth Day and then another 35 million trees over the next four years.

      Not only do we plan on getting our hands dirty and planting a tree or two, we’re also making a pledge to donate to this worthy cause. During the week leading up to Earth Day, keep on eye on our social media as we’ll be posting a special photo. Any time that photo is shared, re-posted or re-tweeted on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram we will donate $1 to Earth Day Canada.


      We hope you’ll join us #Rooting4Trees!

       

       

       

       

       

      You can also check out Earth Day Canada’s event page to find organized events in your area and be sure to share with us what you have planned!