The global juggernaut that is fast fashion is a fairly recent phenomenon, but if you ask Andrew Morgan, the director of The True Cost, a new film about the garment industry, it's not entirely to blame for the environmental and labor ravages.
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Today, Eileen Fisher, Inc. employs over 1,100 people, has over 60 retail stores, and will likely generate over $300 million dollars in revenue in 2015. Between then and now, despite her success, Fisher never lost her "I don't know" approach.
In the wake of this week's IPCC report outlining the dire consequences of the continued lack of bold political leadership to systemically address climate change, it's left to NGOs and the private sector to provide us with some noteworthy progress.
In a sea of some of the year's best commercials created by some of the world's biggest brands (almost all led by men), GoldieBlox was founded and is run by a female entrepreneur. And the ad was voted in by a popular vote.
Do you have a sewing machine? Do you have a blender? These are not questions you would hear from a mortgage broker if you were trying to qualify for a home mortgage loan. But surprisingly, they are questions that give us insight into household wealth in countries like India and Peru.
Shoppers at a growing group of clothing companies can now not only buy recycled items or see a portion of sales go to nonprofits, but partner with brands that give them a more active role in giving back.