#196 - How to End Fast Fashion Factories and Improve the Lives of Garment Workers, with Ayesha Barenblat, Founder & CEO of Remake

November 16, 2021

#196 - How to End Fast Fashion Factories and Improve the Lives of Garment Workers, with Ayesha Barenblat, Founder & CEO of Remake
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Fast fashion brands lead us to believe it’s as easy as buy, buy, buy. There’s no time to wonder about the humans behind T-shirt production because we’ve found a good deal.  Now, as we learn more about the human cost of garment production, we know fast fashion cannot continue.


Fast fashion brands lead us to believe it’s as easy as buy, buy, buy. There’s no time to wonder about the humans behind T-shirt production because we’ve found a good deal. 

Now, as we learn more about the human cost of garment production, we know fast fashion cannot continue. Garment workers are facing food insecurity, poverty, and unsafe working conditions. Changemakers everywhere have the power to work collectively and spark lasting change. 

Sure, regulating labor rights and protecting garment workers won’t be easy. But Ayesha Barenblat, Founder and CEO of Remake, shows us we can all play a part in advocating for garment workers. In a conversation with Cory on the Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation Podcast, Ayesha explains why workers' rights are central to the future of fashion.  

Fast fashion can’t continue distancing itself from the people behind the products. In this post, we’ll dive deeper into factory working conditions and provide a roadmap for protecting garment workers and advocating for a better future together.

In our episode with Ayesha, we discuss: 

  • What are the Conditions Like in Fast Fashion Factories?
  • Why is Fast Fashion Labor Hard to Regulate?
  • How Should the Fashion Industry Treat Workers?
  • The Roadmap to Garment Worker Protection 

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Ayesha Barenblat

Founder, CEO

Ayesha is a social entrepreneur with a passion for building sustainable supply chains that respect people and our planet. With over 15 years of leadership to promote social justice and sustainability within the fashion industry, she founded Remake to mobilize citizens to demand a more just, transparent, and accountable fashion industry. Remake’s free educational resources, advocacy campaigns, and sustainable brands directory are focused on making fashion a force for good.

Ayesha has worked across the public, private, and civil society sectors to promote the rights and dignity of the women who make our clothes. Prior to founding Remake, she led brand engagement at Better Work, a World Bank and United Nations partnership, to ensure safe and decent working conditions in garment factories around the world. Prior to this, she ran the fashion vertical at BSR, providing strategic advice to brands including Levi Strauss and Company, Marks and Spencer, Nike, and the Gucci Group on the design and integration of sustainability into business. She has a master’s degree in public policy from the University of California, Berkeley.