As the fashion world incorporates environmental and other ethical concerns into brand identity, sustainability is becoming the new normal. In other words, eco-chic is going mainstream.
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If I'm going to spend $68 on a sports bra, my money is better spent with a company that authentically embodies the values it promotes.
Often times their world is not easy, having to travel full days to Nairobi to buy beads not even made in Africa, rather imported from the Czech Republic.
In an arena long defined by unrestrained spending on diamonds, designer dresses and exclusive resorts, the idea of "luxury" is being revised by none other than the United Nations. Who'd have imagined it?
From Mother Nature Network's Starre Vartan:
Often enough, people ask me why I cover ethical fashion. With a hard science background and passion for...
H&M's steps toward sustainability are certainly laudable. However, it's undeniable that H&M's fast fashion model is in itself wildly unsustainable.
For small businesses, the desire to go green isn't always enough. Many fashion designers and retailers aspire to promote ethical clothing, and yet the...
Imagine walking into your local department store, picking out a shirt and eyeing its tag, which says "This product was made in Rwanda by Consolee."
In 2009, I pledged to wear the same Little Black Dress for 365 days as an exercise in ethical fashion.
Wednesday night was Barney's official relaunch of Edun, the fashion brand Bono and his wife, Ali Hewson, established in 2004 to bring trade to Africa. It felt like more of a rebirth than a relaunch.
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