02 Oct '11, 5pm

Mulit-wear pieces - this one is 5 dresses in 1 - a great piece in the conscious wardrobe:

Mulit-wear pieces - this one is 5 dresses in 1 - a great piece in the conscious wardrobe:

For years, raw cotton prices have been low, keeping a lid on retail prices for apparel and other cotton merchandise. But that trend has changed. Last year bad weather in India, Pakistan and China destroyed thousands of acres of cotton fields, resulting in a global supply shortage. Cotton prices have soared to record highs and manufacturers and sellers are fighting to insulate consumers from paying more. Some common solutions to this crisis are: using more synthetic fabrics instead of natural fabrics, lowering production quality or lowering worker wages. None are viable options for the conscious consumer. A more ethical option is to tackle the problem with design; a single piece of fabric, designed to be worn multiple ways. The textile’s ‘real’ price is passed on to the consumer, but in return for a more versatile, well-designed (single) piece that won’t strain the global s...

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