Courtesy of 1 Million Women and The True Cost movie, here are our interpretation of the 5 scary facts mentioned in the documentary in the form of photos. Enjoy! 5. Only 10% of the clothes people donate to charity or thrift stores get sold. The rest end up in landfills or flooding markets in developing countries like… Read More 5 scary facts about the fashion industry
Every time we spend our money we are casting a vote for the kind of world we want to live in. Spend mindfully! Become an informed and conscious consumer by researching the environmental, and ethical attributes or problems of the things you want to buy before you go shopping. 1. The Social Studio Based in… Read More 7 ethical & sustainable Australian & New Zealand brands to learn about
In 2013, the world witnessed the deadliest garment factory disaster in history. Join us in this cause and sign our petition here: http://chn.ge/1NTLoxh To prevent this from happening again, we’ve created a video to demand a safer, greener, more responsible and transparent textiles & fashion industry. Fast fashion to slow fashion Globalisation has provided fast… Read More Rana Plaza Collapse | Couture Your Waste Campaign and Petition
For a generation of budget-conscious millennial shoppers, popping into stores like Forever 21, H&M, Uniqlo and Zara – that offer trendy clothes at low prices – has become par for the course. In 2013 alone, those four fast fashion retailers generated a combined $48 billion in global sales. And a recent report by the financial services firm Cowen… Read More Why is Slow Fashion So Slow to Catch On?
Sustainability is inevitable. In order to ensure the longevity of our planet, we must strive for sustainable practices and eventually towards a stage where everything that we do is sustainable. However, this is will take time, something that will involve a series of failures and successes. However, the most important thing is to start and… Read More 6 Ways We Can Can Make Sustainability Happen in Fashion
Type the words ‘future’ and ‘fashion’ into any search engine, and you’ll get a stream of results on 3-D printing, wearable technology and e-commerce websites – sustainability is but a mere mention. Yet, the S-word has undeniably made its way into the modern apparel-making process and increasingly influences what lands on runways and store racks.… Read More A Brief History of Sustainable Fashion
The fashion industry is now at a cross-road; to continue our path of destruction, fuelled by our drive for profits and disregarding any ethical means of production; or jump on a path where innovation is celebrated and the health of the planet and its people are our utmost priority. This is exactly what The Next… Read More The Next Black – A film about the Future of Clothing