The Power of the Made Fairly Index
Noya Jibon’s mission is to redefine ethical standards in the fashion industry through the Made Fairly Index. The Made Fairly Index is a set of universal standards designed to ensure minimum wage, minimum working standards, and a minimum set of benefits that must be granted to all garment factory workers everywhere. Currently, a lot of clothing companies make their clothes in the cheapest and most convenient way, which is not always the most ethical way. Noya Jibon hopes by implementing the Made Fairly Index, other clothing companies will catch awareness and put the index into action.
Not only will the Made Fairly Index transform the fashion industry, but the index will also transform the lives of the workers and their households. The index will guarantee that all factory workers receive their paychecks on time, making at least minimum wage, and other benefits. More opportunities for garment workers can be provided if workers are making more money. These opportunities can allow the families to ultimately get a better education and in the long run be eligible for more prestigious jobs, and thus increase their class of living.
The Made Fairly Index will also impact Bangladesh’s GDP. The first step to improving Bangladesh’s GDP is to educate people on how clothing is made. Once people become aware of the Made Fairly Index, the index will encourage people to buy clothes that are made through a unified set of standards. The power is in your hands to hold companies accountable to use the Made Fairly Index. By purchasing from companies that use the Made Fairly Index you will also be improving the lives of factory workers and people in Bangladesh.