15 Oct '15, 1pm

How can fashion be ‘sustainable’ or ‘ethical’?

The terms may be vague, but they allow shoppers to choose what really matters to them personally. In recent years, a growing number of consumers have realized there’s far more to the fashion world than what you see at first glance. This is a good thing, as it has drawn much-needed attention to the atrocious working conditions, poverty wages, and pollution that is intimately connected to the world’s garment industry. On the other hand, it can be very confusing, trying to sort one’s way through the labyrinth of terms and certifications that are all claiming to make fashion a better industry for all. So what does it really mean for fashion to be sustainable and ethical? It all depends on which practices and policies are adopted by companies. Very few companies do it all (as in, meet all the criteria of an ideal production model), which means that it’s pretty much up to consum...

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