06 Jul '11, 2am

The young green designers making a real difference to the fashion industry:

The young green designers making a real difference to the fashion industry:

From eco luxury to the high street, the market for green fashion is expanding rapidly. Considering the high profile controversies - accusations of poor labour conditions and environmentally degrading practices – that have surrounded the industry, that public appetite should now tend towards the ethical isn’t entirely surprising. The real value of the trend for things green has shown itself in the increasing evidence that the industry has been trying to clean up its act and is placing greater emphasis on corporate social responsibility. From the British Fashion Council’s Esthetica to New York’s GreenShows programme, the platform for green design is steadily increasing, as consumers demand genuinely ethical alternatives. Director of Young British Designers , Debra Hepburn, says this evolution is reflective of a broader social change. ‘The world is changing, the world is gain...

Full article: http://www.theecologist.org/green_green_living/clothing/9...

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