The low cost of fast fashion has made the costs for repairing and mending comparatively too high, encouraging people to treat their clothes as disposable items and throw them away, instead of valuing and looking after them.
Image: Global fiber consumption, 2015. Credit: Lenzing We Wear Oil Image: "Clothing Spill" by Savers. Credit: Ecouterre Inditex
We have a problem, and we can’t keep pretending like it doesn’t exist. Fashion is one of the most pressing global issues
From beginning to end, Lecat is dedicated to being socially, ethically and environmentally responsible within her brand. Les
In 2011, when I met weavers in the villages of Cambodia who could no longer make a living, and mothers whose children were "adopted" by traffickers posing as good Samaritans, I began to think about how local people in rural communities could potentially expand their opportunities.
There is increased awareness in the fashion industry when it comes to the need for transparency, Gunn says, but he isn't confident that this has translated into action.
To buy: "Truth" earrings, $149; "Speak Your Truth" necklace, $339; "Speak Your Truth" earrings, $89. Thanks to Bradley-Tyson
Essentially, the GOTS certification is to clothing what the USDA Organic certification is to food. For instance, it ensures
We can no longer operate with "fashion business as usual." Fortunately, there are a myriad of innovations and collaborations
I'm happy to report there are a burgeoning number of apparel brands that marry integrity and style, each with their own unique twist on caring for both people and the planet.