23 Sep '11, 9am

Haute-Couture CSR: The True Cost of Luxury is Not on the Price Tag

Haute-Couture CSR: The True Cost of Luxury is Not on the Price Tag

London Fashion week kicked off last Friday and the New York Fashion week is going on this week. Every designer that matters is showing off their fall/winter collection and every critic, celebrity and retailer is taking note of runway trends within this tiny microcosm. It might be tiny but this mostly ethically callous microcosm is a multi-billion dollar industry. Ethical Consumer , the UK’s leading alternative consumer organization since 1989 recently released a report by Bryony Moore. The report entitled ’Style over Substance ‘ covers 15 designer fashion companies. Many of the high-street brands like H&M and Primark have CSR initiatives in place that ensure proper working conditions for their workers apart from supply chain accountability. However designer brands face little pressure to invest in CSR . The report calls “for the luxury sector to take responsibility and sta...

Full article: http://www.triplepundit.com/2011/09/haute-couture-csr-tru...

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