Behind the Seams is an organization dedicated to improving the conditions of workers in the international fashion industry and to raise awareness about the environmental impact of the industry.

Together we can make the changes necessary to transform an industry that is, in many cases, dangerous to garment workers and hazardous to both consumers and the environment. The Behind the Seams initiative build bridges between the global fashion industry in the developed world and the garment industry producing the clothes in the developing countries.

Who makes your clothes?

You are what you wear: Fashion is not only about expressing who we are as individuals. Visit behind-the-seams.org to see what simple adjustments you can make to contribute to a better future for both garment workers and the environment. Slavery is woven into the fabric of our lives — deep within the supply chains of the products we love. You are what you wear is a celebration of individuality and fashion.  The catalogue of full-body fashion photographs is our tribute to the remarkable diversity in the way people from around the globe dress and to the individuality of sartorial taste. Read more.

Interviews

Interviews: Listen to an ever growing selection of interviews with prominent experts on the key consequences of the garment industry in the developing countries such as Bangladesh.

News Blog

News! With our news blog you can stay updated on news and developments in the world of responsible and irresponsible fashion. Please, bear in mind that the views expressed in the blog do not necessarily reflect our views. Go to News

Who makes your clothes?

There should be no mystery as to who makes your clothes: Transparency is the first step to transform the industry. But today the reality of a brand being able to control all aspects and impacts of its supply chain is a goal rather than a reality. See more.

Your turn!

Hashtag:  Every minute, of every hour of every day — an open secret hides itself in plain sight. It stares at us. It walks with us, it talks to us. It’s part of our identity, but most of us won’t see it. #YouAreWhatYouWear, is a campaign formulated to redefine this reality. To realise and celebrate you, your truth, your identity — without any of the secrets that lie beneath. In a few moments, I will tell you why this campaign has so importantly started, and what you can do to rid yourself of this secret.

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You are what you wear

You Are What You Wear: Slavery is woven into the fabric of our lives — deep within the supply chains of the products we love. You are what you wear is a celebration of individuality and fashion.  The catalogue of full-body fashion photographs is our tribute to the remarkable diversity in the way people from around the globe dress and to the individuality of sartorial taste.

Read more

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