Farmers, Trelise Cooper get an F for worker empowerment and wages from ethical report
The Ethical Fashion Report found only 5 per cent of brands could demonstrate a living wage for employees.
In October last year, French native and former head fashion and textiles lecturer at AUT Marilou Dadat moved to Wellington with partner Sam and 2-year-old son Fox to become the head designer at ethical fashion brand Kowtow.
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Ethical clothing is in fashion. Two-third of consumers are now willing to spend more on brands that are sustainable. And fashion companies, increasingly cottoning on to that fact, are falling over themselves to promote their green credentials. But if you’ve noticed brands using vaguely feel-good phrases such as “organic,” “conscious,” and “circular” in their marketing, you […]
It never occurred to me that the reason I could get a tank top for $3 was because it was produced through child labor and Los Angeles sweatshops with shady fabric sourcing and supply chain practices.
Would like to know more about whether H&M pays living wages in the production and what it promised in 2013? (All quote in blue.) The promise In 2013 in Berlin, Helena Helmersson of H&M announced in a 13 Minutes talk that H&M has the vision that “a fair living wage, covering the workers’ basic needs should […]
A cup of tea is often an affordable source of comfort. Or is it? In China, family farms in prestigious areas are thriving, but those in non-prestigious areas face tremendous price pressures. Tea growers are found to have the most disadvantageous position in the supply chain – where small, family tea farms in China often […]
The apparel industry has dominated Leicester since the 19th century; its thriving city factories once claimed to ‘clothe the world’. Poor conditions faced by framework knitters were highlighted by a Royal Commission of 1844, but legislation improving work hours and introducing paid holidays, pensions etc. slowly improved the garment-worker’s lot. By 1936 it was the […]
During our Friday sessions, some of our time has been set aside to discuss issues of social justice. Each of us will have the opportunity to lead the conversation on a matter that’s important to us, and Elisabeth continued the series by sharing about Ethical Consumption. Growing up, one of my favorite family traditions occurred […]
Since the horrific Rhana Plaza collapse, consumers are starting to wake up to bullshit that is going behind the scenes and demanding brands to take responsibility of supply chains. This has been heightened by access to knowledge via social media and reports from not for profit organisations such as Baptist World Aid
When fast fashion industry’s manufacturing practices are likened to trafficking and modern slavery, it feels like it’s time for a change, don’t you think? Tearfund, a development organisation, is trying to do just that. Its second annual Ethical Fashion Guide (in collaboration with Baptist World Australia) – hot off the press – rates fashion brands […]