Filthy Rebena’s customers have a unique style and eschew from generic, main-stream fashion culture. Along with their street-market style they possess an awareness – a social consciousness. There is a lot more to our customers than a preference for lack of visible branding, quality products and reasonable pricing. Our customers are concerned about the world and want to do their part to make it a better place.
Owner Natalie in a recycled crop-top, USA-Made Levi’s and American Apparel flats
The gypsy owners built Filthy Rebena to share their style and savvy values with conscious consumers that want to participate in fashion trends in a manner that is cost effective, healthy and better for our planet and communities. Your purchase of recycled clothing matters by minimizing your impact on the planets limited resources, by making a statement about the manner in which your purchase is produced and how the profits are reinvested into the community. Keep on doing good lil’ Rebena’s.
Following January’s violent crackdown on Cambodian garment workers, a group of women decided they wanted a new way to draw attention to the workers’ struggle; something different where workers could express for themselves what was really going on.
They decided on a fashion show where workers would model the brand-name clothes they make everyday in the factories, but they’d do it with a very clear message to the brands – stop the violence, stop the exploitation and pay a decent wage. The show weaved together fashion, dance, music, and performance art; at one point men dressed in makeshift ‘Joe Fresh’ riot gear took to the catwalk before reenacting January’s violent crackdown and the death of a worker on stage. For more information on how Cambodian garment workers are draw attention to their rights, click here. Photograph: Garment workers recover after 100 women fainted at Sabrina Garment factory – a supplier of Nike and Lululemon. Filthy Rebena is committed to fighting for a living wage for Cambodian garment workers. We are lucky enough to have sexy and savvy customers that make the conscious choice to purchase garments from Filthy Rebena as 5% of their purchase goes to “Labour Behind The Label”. Labour Behind The Label is an organization that supports the principle of a living wage for garment workers world wide. Together we can make a difference in the lives of Cambodian workers.