Today, March 8th, is International Women’s Day, and our team is excited to join in on the celebrations happening both locally and around the world. This year, the United Nations‘ theme for the day is „Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step it up for gender equality“; UN Women has created a beautiful photo essay in line with the theme. Be sure to check it out.
For our children’s clothing company, Pitupi, the day stands as a perfect opportunity to honor our own seamstresses, as well as the millions of women worldwide who are responsible for making the clothing, shoes, and accessories we wear each day. Although initiatives like the Clean Clothes Campaign and Fashion Revolution have made tremendous strides in bringing seamstresses‘ names, faces, and everyday working conditions to the forefront, the fact still remains that so many women working in the fashion industry remain unknown to consumers, and under-appreciated by big brands. Well, we’re ready to change that. And we’re working hard to inspire others to follow suit. So in honor of International Women’s Day, we want to re-introduce you to the women without whom our venture would not be possible. Scroll down to learn their names, and click here to read their biographies on our site. We offer a big thank you to them, and we recognize all of the women behind-the-scenes in fashion supply chains around the world. Our work would also simply not be possible without two women who also work so hard to support our social venture, Blerta, and Stela; nor without the dedication of my fellow co-founder, Maria.
So there you have it, our plans for this special day. How will you be celebrating? We look forward to following the festivities around our Lund community, in Germany, Albania, and elsewhere abroad. To the moms, grandmothers, sisters, daughters, and friends reading this, and to each and every female changemaker out there, enjoy your day.